Lot 1731. A pair of green and aubergine-glazed yellow-ground dishes, Qianlong seal marks in aubergine and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 74,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
Each with shallow rounded sides, the center decorated in green and aubergine with two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst flames within a double line border, the exterior decorated with four leafy grape clusters between aubergine line borders, all reserved on a ground of egg yolk-yellow tone.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011