An underglaze-blue and iron-red 'dragon' dish
Daoguang seal mark and of the period
Painted to the interior with a circular medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon against a wave ground, 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 cash border encircling the rim and pairs of double-lines around the foot, the dragons all highlighted in iron-red, the mark centred on the glazed base, fitted box.
17.5cm (6 7/8in) diam. (2).