Lot 1377. A fine iron-red-decorated blue and white dish, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 43,750 . © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.
With an iron-red dragon leaping against a background of waves on the interior, the design repeated with nine further dragons on the exterior,box.
Note: Compare the dishes of this pattern in the exhibitions, Ch'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1973, no. 70, and The Arts of the Ch'ing Dynasty, O. C. S., London, 1964, no. 235. See, also, Illustrated Catalogue of Old Oriental Ceramics Donated by Mr. Yokogawa, Tokyo, 1953, no. 363.
A pair of dishes of the same pattern, also with Qianlong marks, was sold in these rooms, 20 September 2005, lot 298; and another pair on 19 March 2008, lot 607.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. 26 March 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza