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A Pair of Yellow-Glazed 'Dragon' Dishes, Qianlong Seal Marks and Period - Sotheby's

each with rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flaring rim, the interior incised with a sinuous dragon writhing amongst flame wisps in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the exterior with two further dragons chasing flaming pearls, applied overall with a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze, the white base inscribed with a six-character Qianlong seal mark. Quantité: 2 - 14.3cm., 5 5/8 in. Estimation: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, 23rd October 1976, lot 264.
Eskenazi, London, 26th October 1976.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London | 07 nov. 2012 www.sothebys.com