Lot 1395. An incised yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 3/4 in., 17.1 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $16,250 . © Sotheby's
with shallow sides rising to the lipped rim, the center finely incised with a writhing five-clawed scaly dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst flame-scrolls and clouds within a ring, the sides enlivened by two further dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' all beneath the translucent egg-yellow glaze, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.
Provenance: Sotheby's Parke Bernet, 15th June 1983, lot 324.
Exhibited: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art: Selections from the Vanderbilt Museum and Other Private Collections, Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport, New York, 1983, cat. no. 66.
Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017