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An extremely rare and superb blue and white ‘dragon’ dish Mark and period of Chenghua | 明成化 青花雙龍趕珠紋盤 《大明成化年製》款

An extremely rare and superb blue and white ‘dragon’ dish Mark and period of Chenghua | 明成化 青花雙龍趕珠紋盤 《大明成化年製》款

An extremely rare and superb blue and white ‘dragon’ dish Mark and period of Chenghua | 明成化 青花雙龍趕珠紋盤 《大明成化年製》款

An extremely rare and superb blue and white ‘dragon’ dish

Mark and period of Chenghua

明成化 青花雙龍趕珠紋盤 《大明成化年製》款


finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, sensitively and delicately painted on the exterior in muted tones of cobalt blue with two sinuous scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst clouds, each flaming pearl rendered in the form of a peach, all between double-line borders encircling the rim and foot

16.3 cm

The dish is in excellent condition with the original lustre superbly preserved. The exterior rim has a short, faintly visible firing glaze line of approx. 0.4 cm that does not not pass through. There are three collector's marks that have been etched into the glaze; the first a tiny circular mark on the inside edge of the footrim, the second a character reading 'deng' above the mark, and the third a cross above the footrim.


品相保存完好,釉色亮麗瑩潤。外口沿隱約有一道毛細短小原生釉面窰線,約0.4公分,並沒穿透。釉面見三處收藏印記,足圈內底一個小圓、底款上方「登」字及盤外牆近足圈一小「X」。


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. 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. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27th October 1992, lot 39.


香港蘇富比1992年10月27日,編號39

Sotheby's Hong Kong – Twenty Years, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 105.

Sotheby's. Thirty Years in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2003, pl. 252.


《香港蘇富比二十週年》,香港,1993年,圖版105

《香港蘇富比三十週年》,香港,2003年,圖版252