18 juin 2018

A fine pair of iron-red decorated blue and white dishes, Daoguang six-character sealmarks and of the period (1821-1850)

A fine pair of iron-red decorated blue and white dishes, Daoguang six-character sealmarks and of the period (1821-1850)

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Lot 3743. A fine pair of iron-red decorated blue and white dishes, Daoguang six-character sealmarks and of the period (1821-1850); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 740,000© Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   

Both well painted on the exterior with nine five-clawed dragons rendered in iron-red, each in various stances: striding, standing upright and full-fronted, all against an underglaze-blue background of swirling waves, below a stylised border, the interior similarly decorated with a central roundel of a dragon leaping against a wave background, box. 

Property of the Yiqingge Collection.

ProvenanceEdward T. Chow, Part One, Ming and Qing Porcelain, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25 November 1980. 

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 June 2011, Convention Hall


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