Lot 2031. A finely carved late Ming three-colour lacquer dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 6 1/2 in. (16.5cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010
Finely carved to the central medallion with a barbed quatrefoil panel enclosing a full-faced dragon supporting wan emblems above his head on either side of a 'flaming pearl' against a yellow diaper-ground, the dragon reserved on a dark green diaper-ground, all within a border of leafy lotus meander around the cavetto, the reverse with a composite floral scroll meander above the broad foot encircled by a key-fret border.
Provenance: Previously sold at Sotheby's New York, 3 June 1992, lot 99.
Christie's. The Imperial Sale Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2010