08 avril 2018

A yellow-enamelled and blue ground 'Dragon' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

A yellow-enamelled and blue ground 'Dragon' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 2917. A yellow-enamelled and blue ground 'Dragon' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 25.2 cm., 9 7/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 511,500 HKD (41,556 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008.

with low rounded sides resting on a slightly tapered foot, well painted overall in glossy and bright tones of yellow enamel against a rich cobalt-blue ground, the centre with a ferocious five-clawed dragon writhing amid flames and cloud swirls in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', decorated around the well with two further sinuous dragons chasing 'flaming pearls', the exterior similarly decorated with a pair of dragons above a lotus lappet border, the base glazed white and inscribed with the six-character mark within a double-circle.

Note: A pair of dishes of this pattern is included in the lllustrated Catalogue of Tokyo National Museum: Chinese Ceramics, vol. II, Tokyo, 1990, cat.no. 579; and another is illustrated in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1976, pl. 1047. Compare also one from the M.G. Brooking collection sold in our London rooms 12th December 1978, lot 419. 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 11 Apr 2008


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