23 mars 2019

An iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

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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$12,0000Lot 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


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