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Lot 3515. A Large Celadon ‘Dragon’ Dish, Yongzheng Mark and Period, 1723-1735. D 46.8cm. Estimate HKD 2,800,000 - 3,500,000 (USD 356,737 - 445,921)Lot sold HKD 4,248,000 (USD 4,248,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited.

The dish is potted with short tapering foot rising to the rounded sides and everted rim. The exterior is moulded with overlapping lotus petals and the interior moulded in relief with a dragon flying amongst cloud and flame scrolls. The dish is covered in an even pale celadon glaze, with the base marked with a six-character Yongzheng seal mark.

Provenance1. Alice Boney, 1956
2. Sotheby’s New York, 23-24 March 1998, lot.657
3. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. EK12, Purchased from Eskenazi.

LiteraturePure And Natural: Special Exhibition of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, 2018, pp232-233, no.88.

ExhibitedPure And Natural: Special Exhibition of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, 2018, no.88.

Poly Auction Hong Kong. Immaculately Exquisite – The Ten-Views of Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection of Imperial Gilt-Lacquer Guandi and Chinese Ceramics, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 2:30PM