Two small blue and white anhua-decorated 'Dragon' dishes, 18th century

Lot 864. Two small blue and white anhua-decorated 'Dragon' dishes, 18th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 

The dishes have rounded sides that flare at the rim, and are decorated on the interior with anhua dragons chasing flaming pearls, a similar frieze in deep shades of blue is on the exterior. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base.

Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza