A FINE AND RARE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISH, QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD | 清乾隆 青花海水雲龍捧壽紋大盤 《大清乾隆年製》款
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PROPERTY OF A GERMAN COLLECTOR
A FINE AND RARE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISH
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
清乾隆 青花海水雲龍捧壽紋大盤 《大清乾隆年製》款
boldly painted to the centre in varying tones of deep cobalt blue with a large leaping dragon amidst clouds and flames and enclosing a stylised shou character in the curve of its body, encircled around the well by a band of four striding sinuous dragons pursuing each other, the everted rim painted with crested waves on a rolling blue sea, the exterior with a continuous frieze of jagged rocks issuing from turbulent waves, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue
Diameter 44.5 cm, 17½ in.
The dish is in good condition.
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