Lot 126. A pair of underglaze-blue and iron-red decorated 'dragon' dishes, Daoguang gengxu cyclical date in iron red, corresponding to 1850 and of the period. Estimate HK$180,000 – HK$260,000 ($23,314 - $33,676). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016
Each dish is potted with shallow rounded sides, enamelled on the interior in iron red with a leaping five-clawed dragon embracing a flaming pearl amidst underglaze-blue clouds, the exterior similarly decorated with two red scaly dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst cloud scrolls in blue. The base is inscribed in iron red with a six-character Daoguang gengxu date. 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) diam.
Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 5 April 2016, Hong Kong