A green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period | 明正德 白地暗刻海水素胎綠彩雲龍紋盤 《大明正德年製》款
A green-enameled 'dragon' dish
Zhengde mark and period
with shallow rounded sides supported on a short slightly tapered foot, the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing among stylized clouds, the head, scaly body and limbs finely incised, reserved on the biscuit and covered with green enamel, the claws and spikes picked out in green enamel over the glaze, all within a green circle repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with two five-clawed dragons striding above crested waves and rocks, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle
Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm
A hairline crack measuring 2.2 cm extending down the rim. With wear to surface typical of age and minor firing imperfections, including a crescent-shaped body line under the glaze to the exterior foot wall.
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Collection of Elsie Caroline Borden Hohlweg (b. 1910), and thence by descent.
Elsie Caroline Borden Hohlweg (1910年生) 收藏，此後家族傳承