A Longquan celadon ‘Dragon’ dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 237. A Longquan celadon ‘Dragon’ dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 3/8 in. (36.4 cm.) diam. Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,194 – $4,791). Price Realized  £43,750 ($69,913). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014

The dish is supported on a short foot and has ribbed sides. The interior is modelled with a ferocious four-clawed dragon chasing the flaming pearl, surrounded by a flower spray at the well. The glaze is of a pale green celadon tone. 

Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 4 November 2014, London, South Kensington