A dish of this type bearing the same inscription and depicting a similar scene of a dragon against a wan
diaper ground, was included in the exhibition East Asian Lacquer. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection
, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 50; another was sold in these rooms, 10th
April 2006, lot 1714; and a third, dated in accordance with AD 1592 and with the dragon rendered against a diaper ground, included in the exhibition Jurokuseiki no bijutsu
[Art in the sixteenth century], Osaka Municipal Art Museum, Osaka, 1988, cat. no. 244, was sold in these rooms, 27th
April 2003, lot 291.
For a description of the qiangjin technique see the note to lot 159 in this sale.