Lot 1784. A fine iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
With shallow rounded sides flaring towards the rim, the interior painted in the center with an iron-red dragon leaping amidst flames against a background of roiling waves, the exterior similarly painted with a frieze of nine dragons below a band of demi-florets, stand.
Provenance: Brigadier H. Campbell Collection; Sotheby's, London, 26 June 1973, lot 323.
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 20-21 May 1980, lot 221.
Greenwald Collection no. 57.
Literature: Gerald M. Greenwald, The Greenwald Collection, Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, 1996, no. 57.