An underglaze-blue and iron-red 'dragon' dish
Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing a writhing five-clawed dragon in iron-red against a ground of underglaze-blue waves, the rim encircled with double lines, the exterior rendered with a frieze of nine dragons in different poses on a similar wave ground, all between a border of demi-florettes encircling the rim and pairs of double lines round the foot, the mark centred on the glazed base, fitted box.
17.4cm (6 3/4in) diam. (2).
- Estimate should read: HK$60,000-80,000