A blue and white 'dragon' dish. Mark and period of Jiajing. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's

the base of the interior painted with a sinuous five-clawed winged dragon with a long scrolling tail encircling a sprig of lotus, enclosed within double circles, the exterior decorated with a pair of similar winged dragons chasing each other on a cloud ground, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark - 21.2cm., 8 1/4 in. - Lot Sold: 60,000 HKD

PROVENANCE: A Private Japanese Collection

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 08 Oct 08. Hong Kong -