18 mars 2019

A green-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736.1795)

A green-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736

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Lot 530. A green-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,0000. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the shallow, rounded sides set over a tapered foot, the interior centered with an emerald-green-enameled five-clawed dragon writhing in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', flame scrolls encircling the beast, all enclosed by a green band bordered in underglaze-blue lines and repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.

Provenance: Collection of Jiang Yizhi (1874-1940), and thence by descent. Mr. Jiang founded Xingge Bank in Zhejiang province.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019


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