Lot 607
  • 607

A PAIR OF LARGE REVERSE-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISHES DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD |

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
Sold
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Description

  • Diameter 10 in., 25.3 cm
each with shallow rounded sides, rising from a subtly tapered foot to an everted rim, a central roundel enclosing a fiery dragon pursuing a 'flaming pearl' amidst flames and cloud scrolls on an inky powder-blue ground, the cavetto and exterior similarly decorated with the dragons in profile, the recessed base glazed white and with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue (2)

Provenance

Frank Crane, The Hundred Antiques, Toronto, 1960s-1980s, and thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

See one sold at Christie's Paris, 10th December 2014, lot 303. Two others sold at Christie's New York, the first 20th March 2014, lot 2160, the second 21st March 2013, lot 1492. Dishes of this type are also found with yellow-enameled dragons, see one sold in these rooms, 24th March 2018, lot 1576, and three sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 31st May 2018, lots 542 and 545, and 2nd December 2016, lot 834. For a Qianlong mark and period blue and white example, see one sold at Christie's London, 15th May 2007, lot 270.
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