Lot 336. An iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated 'Dragon and Phoenix' quatrefoil dish, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2020.
This dish is potted in elongated quatre-lobed form with shallow sides, painted to the centre with an iron-red dragon and phoenix amidst underglaze-blue cloud-scrolls. The cavetto and exterior sides are adorned with iron-red bats interspersed amidst clouds below the gilt mouth rim, all raised on four low tab feet.