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A blue and white 'dragon' dish. Qianlong Seal Mark And PeriodPhoto: Sotheby's

the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a slightly flaring rim, painted to the interior with a scaly dragon leaping to grasp a flaming pearl amid flame scrolls, the decoration repeated in a frieze to the exterior, all within double line borders, inscribed to the base with a six-character Qianlong seal mark in underglaze-blue; 17.2cm., 6 3/4 in. Lot 118  Estimation 6,000-8,000 GBP. Lot vendu: 10,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Londres | 16 mai 2012. www.sothebys.com