A yellow-enamelled and blue ground 'dragon' dish. Kangxi mark and period. photo courtesy Sothebt's
the low rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the interior painted with a central medallion containing a dragon in pursuit of flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds and flames, all surrounded by two further dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, the exterior of the cavetto similarly painted, all above a slightly tapered foot, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark; diameter 9 3/4 in., 24.9 cm - Estimate 60,000 - 80,000 USD - Lot sold 110,500 USD
NOTE: An identical dish also bearing a Kangxi mark sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 11th April 2008, lot 2917.
Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com