A fine green-enamel 'Dragon' dish, Seal mark and period of Daoguang


Lot 3056. A fine green-enamel 'Dragon' dish, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 18 cm., 7 1/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013.

with shallow rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, brightly decorated on the interior with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon enamelled in translucent green, writhing among flames chasing a 'flaming pearl', all within a green circle repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with a pair of five-clawed dragons striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' against an incised ground of turbulent waves and rocks, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 oct. 2013