Lot 532. An iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 7/8 in., 17.6 cm. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,0000. Lot Sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
finely potted with the shallow rounded sides raised on a short, tapered foot, the interior painted in iron-red enamel with a lively five-clawed dragon writhing against a ground of underglaze-blue crashing waves, the exterior similarly decorated with nine dragons striding above breaking waves, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.
Provenance: Christie's New York, 1st December 1988, lot 328.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019