A small green and aubergine yellow-ground ‘dragon’ dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period. Estimate £800 – 1,200 (€1,100 – 1,600). Photo Bonhams.
The interior roundel enamelled to the biscuit with two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl, the exterior with four groups of grapes, all on a yellow-glazed ground the base with a six-character mark in underglaze iron-brown. 13.1cm (5 1/8in) diam.
Note: For a comparable dish sold in our New Bond Street salerooms, Kangxi mark and of the period, see Bonhams London 10/11/11 lot 79. Also, for a pair of similar saucer dishes, see R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol.IV (II), London, 1994, no. 1819.
Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE