A Chinese imperial porcelain saucer dish with slightly flared rim, painted in the centre in green enamel with a five-claw dragon chasing a flaming pearl, his body with black scales, all amongst flames and within two green rings, one at the base, the other slightly below the rim, the underside with two similar dragons, each chasing a flaming pearl on a well defined anhua wave ground, between two green enamel rings, the base with a six-character seal mark of Daoguang and of the period, 1821-1850.
18.2 cm, 7 1/8 inches diameter
Daoguang, 1821-1850

*Formerly in an Asian private collection, sold by Christie’s Hong Kong, 4th November 1996, lot. 797. Condition: perfect

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