Lot 3179. An incised yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 18.8 cm., 7 3/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 475,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013
the shallow rounded sides rising around a slightly recessed centre from a short tapered foot, deftly incised around the exterior and painted in bright green enamel against an ochre-yellow ground with two slender five-clawed dragons striding among clouds in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', with flowing manes, undulating scaly bodies and outstretched claws, the interior and the base reserved in white, the slightly concave base inscribed in underglaze blue with a four-character reign mark within double circles.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong, 08 april 2013