Three yellow-glazed incised 'dragon' saucer-dishes, Daoguang marks and of the period & Guangxu mark and of the period

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Lot 17. Three yellow-glazed incised 'dragon' saucer-dishes. Two with Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-1850), one with Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908). Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,400 - 6,700). Photo: Bonhams.

The first two, each with the central medallion incised with a five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst cloud scrolls and flames, the exterior with two incised dragons chasing flaming pearls alternating with cloud scrolls and flames, both covered in a rich mustard-yellow glaze save the base glazed white with seal marks in underglaze blue, both 17.5 cm (6 7/8in) diam., the third dish incised with two writhing dragons in the central medallion, the exterior with a further two dragons chasing flaming pearls above crashing waves, applied overall with a rich egg-yolk-yellow glaze. 19cm (7 1/2in) diam. (3).

Provenance: a distinguished English private collection, and thence by descent

NoteCompare with a similar pair of yellow-glazed dishes, Daoguang seal mark and of the period, similarly incised with dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, sold at Christie's Hong Kong on 29 November 2012, lot 2143.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 10 november 2016, 10:30 GMT, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET