Chinese imperial porcelain saucer dish painted on a yellow ground and incised with a green and aubergine five-clawed dragon encircling a flaming pearl amongst stylised clouds and flames, the underside with aubergine grapes and green leaves on a yellow ground extending to the base.
5 1/4 inches, 13.3 cm diameter.
The base with a six-character sealmark of Jiaqing and of the period, 1796-1820.
黃地紫綠龍葡萄紋碟 清嘉慶 大清嘉慶年制款 Henry Mazot 先生舊藏
Tiny glaze flake to one grape.
Provenance & Additional Information
- Formerly in the collection of Henry Mazot (1882-1956), who lived and worked in Beijing from the 1920’s for the Bank of Indochina where he finished as Chairman. The family left Beijing in 1946 to move back to France, where they settled in Normandy. Most of the Chinese porcelain in the family collection was left in wooden trunks in the basement of their chateau from 1946 until Christmas 2015, when his granddaughter who inherited the home decided to finally open them.
- A similar saucer dish, from the Ernst Ohlmer collection, in the Roemer Museum, Hildesheim, is illustrated by Ulrich Wiesner in Chinesisches Porzellan (Chinese Porcelain), no. 109, p. 174 and colour plate p. 145.