Lot 240. A pair of mint-green-glazed 'dragon' dishes, black enamel Kangxi six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) diamEstimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 11,950. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004

With shallow rounded sides rising from short tapering feet to straight rims, each incised in the centre of the interior with two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl below black-enamel lines in the well and around the rim, and on the exterior with fruiting vines, covered in a thin mint-green glaze, the bases with a clear glaze

Provenance: E. T. Hall Collection, nos. 352 and 353.

Note: Compare the small green Langyao jarlet illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Monochrome Porcelain (Beijing), Hong Kong, 1999, p. 20, no. 17.

Christie's. Chinese Monochrome Porcelain from the Collection of the late E. T. Hall, London, 7 June 2004