A RARE PAIR OF WUCAI ‘DRAGON’ DISHES

5345 A RARE PAIR OF WUCAI ‘DRAGON’ DISHES

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Size:D10.8cm

Signed and dated:Kangxi period, Qing dynasty

Estimate: No Reserve

Hammer Price: RMB 380,000



PROVENANCE
· The Si Yue Tang Collection
· Acquired from Shanghai Collector in 1990s
REFERENCE
· Kangxi Porcelain Wares, Hong Kong, 1998, pp.71
· Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelains in Wucai and Doucai, Shanghai, 1999, pp.117
The washer is potted with shallow and slightly flared sides rising from a low foot, the interior painted in wucai with a ferocious five-clawed dragon with a in full-frontal position leaping in pursuit of a ‘flaming pearl’ amid clouds, with no mark on the base. For closely related example, see collections in Shanghai Museum, the National Museum and the Palace Museum in Beijing.