London, South Kensington
11 November 2015
SIXTEEN BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' BOWLS AND DISHES
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) AND GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
The group comprises: two large and three smaller plates decorated with confronting dragons chasing the flaming pearl; four larger and five smaller bowls decorated with striding dragons chasing the flaming pearl; and a pair of dishes decorated with a dragon roundel, the reverse with various shou characters and apocryphal Chenghua marks.
The largest 9 ¾ in. (24.7 cm.) diam.
The Kangxi dishes: With John Berwald, London, 30 June 1995.
The bowls: Christie's South Kensington, 3 August 1995, lot 328.
The confronting dragon dishes: Christie's South Kensington, 11 July 1996, lot 467.
Property from a Private European Collection.
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