A green and aubergine-glazed yellow ground dragon dish. Jiaqing mark and period.  Photo Bonhams

With shallow rounded sides, incised at the center with confronting ascending and descending dragons contesting a flaming pearl, the reverse with four flying cranes and clouds, the six-character mark centering the recessed base. 5 1/4in (13.4cm) diameter. Sold for US$2,750

BonhamsFine Asian Works of Art, 20 Dec 2011. California, San Francisco www.bonhams.com