15 September 2016
AN IRON-RED-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISH
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The dish has rounded sides that flare at the rim, and is decorated on the interior with a medallion of an iron-red dragon writhing against a background of cresting waves, and on the exterior with a similar frieze of dragons below a band of demi-florets at the rim.
6 7/8 in. (17.6 cm.) diam.
Mr. and Mrs. William Spielman Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1976.
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