Chinese imperial porcelain fencai large thickly potted dish, finely painted with five-clawed iron-red and blue dragon on each side of a flaming gilt pearl, all amongst stylised ruyi-clouds and flames within a wide gilt band, the underside with an aubergine dragon and another iron-red dragon with two pearls amongst stylised clouds and flames.

13 ½ inches, 34.3 cm diameter.

The base with a six-character mark of Guangxu in iron-red and of the period, 1875-1908.


Provenance & Additional Information

  • From a private English collection.
  • An iron-red dish of this size and design is illustrated by Peter Lam in Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, from the Kwan Collection, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, no. 115, p. 116.


Excellent condition