Lot 899..A pair of small yellow-glazed incised dishes, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014
Each has shallow rounded sides and is finely incised with two dragons contesting a flaming pearl on the interior and at a similar pursuit on the exterior, all under a glaze of rich egg yolk-yellow color.
Property from the Collection of Charles and Margot Nesbitt, Oklahoma City.
Note: Compare to two pairs of Kangxi-marked yellow-glazed dishes of the same small size, incised in the interior with a dragon and phoenix rather than two dragons, and with dragons on the exterior, one pair in the collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art included in their exhibition, The Wonders of the Potter's Palette, 1984-85, no. 38, the other sold at Christie's New York, 3 December 1992, lot 320.
Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza