Lot 612
  • 612


30,000 - 50,000 USD
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  • Diameter 8 5/8  in., 21.8 cm
well potted with wide rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, brightly painted on the interior with a large green-enameled five-clawed dragon writhing among clouds beside a 'flaming pearl', all saturated in vivid colors within a double-line border and below a single line at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with an underglaze blue five-clawed dragon striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' behind a serrated-tailed phoenix among clouds, all above green crested waves and between a double-line borders encircling the foot and rim, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character mark within a double circle


Chang Collection (according to label).
Marshall Field & Company, Chicago.
Collection of Hoyt Augustus Moore (1870-1958), and thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

Compare dishes with identical decoration, one in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Catalogue of the Special Exhibition of K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch'ien-lung Porcelain Ware from the Ch'ing Dynasty in the National Palace Museum, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1986, pl. 22; one example was sold in these rooms, 23rd March 2004, lot 649; and one was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 7th July 2003, lot 664; and another was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 13th January 1987, lot 487.  See also examples of similar design but on a yellow-enameled ground, including a dish in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 210; a dish sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 20th March 1990, lot 644; and a bowl decorated with a closely related design of dragon and phoenix on the exterior, illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Shanghai, 1998, pl. 160.