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An iron-red and underglaze-blue 'dragon' dish. Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period.  Photo Bonhams

Painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing an iron-red scaly five-clawed dragon reserved on an underglaze blue foaming wave ground, the exterior similarly decorated with nine dragons below a double-coin band, all supported on a short slightly tapering foot. 17.5cm diam. Sold for HK$216,000

清乾隆 青花礬紅水龍紋盤 青花「大清乾隆年製」篆書款

A dish with a similar design is illustrated by Qian Zhenzong in Qingdai Ciqi Shangjian, Hong Kong, 1996, p.223, no.287. Another identical dish with Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period was also sold in these rooms, 4 December 2008, lot 211

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 25 May 2011 to 26 May 2011, Hong Kong, Island Shangri-La Hotel www.bonhams.com