Lot 3163. A green-glazed 'dragon' dish and a yellow-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 7 and 6 ¾ in. (17.7 and 17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
Each dish is decorated on the interior with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, and on the exterior with two further dragons at a similar pursuit. On the first dish the decoration is highlighted in green glaze against the white ground, and on the second dish the decoration is incised under a deep yellow glaze that covers the dish inside and out.
Provenance: Dr. Ralph W. Chaney (1890-1971) Collection.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza