Lot 2375. A fine yellow-ground green and aubergine enamelled 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in aubergine enamel and of the period (1736-1795); 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012
The interior of the dish is incised and enamelled in aubergine and green with two five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' amidst flames. The exterior is decorated with four cranes in flight, divided by ruyi-clouds, box.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 28 November 2012