A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

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Lot 76. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619); 20.7 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. © Sotheby's.

the shallow rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, the interior decorated with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst scrolling cloud, the exterior with a continuous scene of mandarin ducks in lotus pond, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within double circles.

Provenance: Collection of Gustav Detring (1842-1913) and/or Constantin von Hanneken (1854-1925), and thence by descent.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 7 November 2018, 10:30 AM