Chinese imperial porcelain large saucer dish painted with five dragons, wu long, the centre with the forward facing gilt and iron-red five clawed dragon, its body encircling a flaming pearl between an ascending blue enamel dragon and a descending turquoise dragon, all amongst ruyi-clouds in rose, turquoise, blue and white enamels with stylized red flames and all reserved on a rich and even lemon-yellow ground, the underside with a pink dragon and a green dragon heightened in black enamel, all the dragons’ claws in white and on a similar ground between flaming pearls beneath the gilt rim.
14 inches, 35.5 cm diameter.
The base with a six character mark of Guangxu in iron-red and of the period, 1875 – 1908.
Provenance & Additional Information
* From an important private European collection amassed over 30 years.