Lot 1633. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
With a foliate rim and rounded sides, the interior of the dish is decorated with a sinuous, five-clawed dragon leaping amidst vaporous clouds within a double circle, below a pair of five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds in the well. The exterior is similarly decorated with a pair of further dragons chasing flaming pearls, Japanese wood box.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2019