Lot 144. A large iron-red 'dragon' dish, underglaze-blue Kangxi six-character mark in three columns within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 13 3/16 in. (32.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 15,535. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004
Enamelled in the centre in darker and lighter shades of iron-red with a medallion enclosing two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst flames, below four striding dragons around the well, the exterior similarly decorated with four dragons above the unglazed, grooved foot, minor rim chip.
Provenance: E. T. Hall Collection, no. 157.
Exhibited: Oriental Ceramic Society, Iron in the Fire, Oxford, 1988, no. 78.
Christie's. Chinese Monochrome Porcelain from the Collection of the late E. T. Hall, London, 7 June 2004