Lot 3425
  • 3425

A RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL POLYCHROME LACQUER 'DRAGON' DISH MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAJING

Estimate
1,500,000 - 2,000,000 HKD
Sold
3,000,000 HKD
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Description

of lobed quatrefoil form, the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot of corresponding form, intricately carved in various levels of relief revealing multiple layers of red, yellow and green lacquer, the interior depicting a pair of descending five-clawed dragons, their scaly bodies terminating in muscular limbs and powerful claws, each with a claw extended reaching for a sheng instrument above an endless knot, all amidst scrolling clouds below a pair of long-tailed birds, encircled by alternating panels of swooping phoenix and leafy floral sprays, the exterior similarly decorated with shaped panels enclosing carp leaping in tumultuous waves, all above a chevron band, the base lacquered black, incised and gilt with a vertical six-character reign mark
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