Two iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

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Lot 148. Two iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,364 - USD 15,545). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.

Each dish is decorated to the interior with an iron-red five-clawed dragon leaping amidst underglaze-blue waves, the reverse with nine iron-red dragons in different poses, their claws in underglaze-blue, against blue waves; 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam., box.

Provenance: Robert & Sheila Snukal Collection, 150B (according to label on one dish)

Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong