Lot 195. A famille noire 'Five dragon' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 11,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
The dish is decorated to the centre with a famille noire panel enclosing a five-clawed dragon chasing the flaming pearl amongst flame and cloud scrolls, surrounded by two striding dragons chasing the flaming pearl on a green ground. The exterior is decorated with two further striding dragons, all reserved on a bright yellow ground. The base has an apocryphal Hongzhi mark.