Lot 3212. An underglaze-blue and iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-1850); 7 1/16 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price Realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010.
The rounded sides rising to a flaring rim, painted to the centre of the interior with an iron-red dragon on a ground of cresting waves within the medallion, the exterior with nine further iron-red dragons on a similar ground below a band of florettes.
Provenance: The Jingguantang Collection
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 December 2010, Hong Kong