An iron-red and underglaze-blue-decorated 'dragon' dish, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark in black enamel, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 974. An iron-red and underglaze-blue-decorated 'dragon' dish, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark in black enamel, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.

The interior is decorated with a five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds. The reverse is decorated with two dragons chasing flaming pearls.
6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam.

Provenance: Marie-Louise Garbáty Collection. 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1993. 

Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 15 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza