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A later enamelled blue and red ‘Dragon’ dish, Mark and period of WanliEstimate: 80,000120,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s

with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, later enamelled on the interior in iron red and blue with two five-clawed dragons writhing among ruyi-shaped clouds vying for a ‘flaming pearl’, below eight lotus blooms borne on a continuous meandering stem encircling the cavetto, the underside similarly decorated with scrolling lotus, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle; 25.5 cm., 10 in.

Sotheby’s, Chinese Art, Hong Kong | 24 Nov 2014, 02:30 PM