A PAIR OF FINE IRON-RED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'DRAGON' DISHES, QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD
A PAIR OF FINE IRON-RED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'DRAGON' DISHES
QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD
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each with shallow rounded sides rising from a small slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior finely painted with a central medallion enclosing an iron-red five-clawed dragon among waves of contrasting underglaze blue, all within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with nine dragons in various spirited poses in shades of iron red, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue (2)
Diameter 6⅞ in., 17.5 cm
Both dishes are in good condition with very little wear. One dish has fine glaze lines to the base from firing (visible under UV light).
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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 15th June 1983, lot 371.