Lot 317. A yellow-ground aubergine and green enamelled 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in aubergine enamel and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1/8 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 9,114 - USD 13,020). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The interior of the dish is finely incised and enamelled in aubergine and green with two five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl amidst flame scrolls. The exterior is decorated with four pairs of leafy grape clusters.
Provenance: With Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 12 June 1975.
Private Dutch Collection, acquired in 1975, and thence by descent within the family.
Note: See a very similar, slightly larger Qianlong mark and period dish (14.5 cm. diam.) sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 November 2012, lot 2375.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019