An incised aubergine-glazed ‘Dragon’ dish, Qianlong incised six-character mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,196 – $4,794). Price Realized £7,500 ($11,865). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
The dish is covered all over with a deep purple glaze. The interior is incised with a central medallion enclosing a frontal five-clawed dragon writhing above a flaming pearl amidst clouds, and the exterior is similarly incised with two five-clawed dragons. 7½ in. (18.5 cm.) diam.
Provenance: Leopold de Rothschild (1927-2012)
Notes: A similar dish from the E.T.Hall Collection sold at Christie’s London, 7 June 2004, lot 53.
A similar dish from the collection of Prof. Jon. R. Waltz is illustrated in Chinese Ceramics From Chicago Collection, Betty Iverson Monroe, Northwestern University Press, 1982, p. 87, ill.79.
Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART II, 7 November 2014, London, South Kensington