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A Large Chinese Imperial Yellow-ground 'Dragon' Charger

Auction Lot FS52/804

A large Chinese Imperial yellow-ground 'dragon' charger with Chuxiugong mark, incised and painted in green, white and aubergine with two five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl amongst cloud scrolls and flames within a central medallion, the sides with prunus, peony, chrysanthemum and lotus, the rim with six further dragons, the underside with four dragons and five cranes in flight, underglaze blue four-character seal mark 'Chu Xiu Gong Zhi' [Produced for the Palace of Assembled Elegance], Guangxu period, 47.5cm diameter [crack to rim with associated filled chip].
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A Large Chinese Imperial Yellow-ground 'Dragon' Charger (FS52/804) offered in our Three Day Fine Art Sale starting on 18th January 2022 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

A large Chinese Imperial yellow-ground 'dragon' charger with Chuxiugong mark, incised and painted in green, white and aubergine with two five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl amongst cloud scrolls and flames within a central medallion, the sides with prunus, peony, chrysanthemum and lotus, the rim with six further dragons, the underside with four dragons and five cranes in flight, underglaze blue four-character seal mark 'Chu Xiu Gong Zhi' [Produced for the Palace of Assembled Elegance], Guangxu period, 47.5cm diameter [crack to rim with associated filled chip].

Notes

Literature Gunhild Avitabile 'Vom Schatz der Drachen-From the Dragon's Treasure' pages 108 and 109 for a discussion of 'Chuxiu gong zhi' dishes. Roy Davids & Dominic Jellinek 'Provenance' page 223 for details of the F C.Harrison provenance.

Price Realised

£43,000

Department

Ceramics and Glass

Sale Information

FS52: Three Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 18th January 2022
Wednesday, 19th January 2022
Thursday, 20th January 2022

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 10:00am on Wednesday, 19th January 2022 as part of the Day Two section of the sale.

Contact

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100

Important Notes

Weights and measurements are approximate guidelines only, unless otherwise stated to the contrary.

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