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A doucai 'dragon' dish. Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams

The central medallion brilliantly enamelled with a five-clawed red dragon, the twisted body of menacing posture with its mouth open, depicted flying amidst clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the exterior flanked by a pair of yellow and green dragons also chasing flaming pearls. 27.2cm diam. Sold for HK$336,000

清雍正 鬥彩龍戲珠紋盤 雙圈青花「大清雍正年製」楷書款

Provenance來源: Christie's Paris, 14 June 2006, lot 358.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 25 May 2011 to 26 May 2011, Hong Kong, Island Shangri-La Hotel www.bonhams.com