Lot 232. A rare blue and white 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 21cm (8 1/4in) diam. Estimate £ 18,000 - 24,000 (€ 20,000 - 27,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018
Finely painted in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with a single large ferocious full-faced dragon clasping a pearl with a shou character, all amidst fire scrolls, the rim with a honey-comb diaper band.
Note: Compare with a similar blue and white 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period, in the Palace Museum Beijing illustrated in Qing Shunzhi Kangxi chao Qinghuaci, Beijing, 2005, p.167, no.95.