An iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

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Lot 11. An iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850); 17.8 cm, 7 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

the shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, decorated on the interior with a central medallion enclosing an iron-red five-clawed dragon writhing against a ground of swirling waves, the underside similarly decorated with nine iron-red dragons above waves, the base with a seal mark.

Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 6th December 1978, lot 954.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may 2018, 10:30 AM