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Chinese porcelain dish with dragons in flight among clouds

Unusually well painted Chinese porcelain dish painted in blue, green, white and turquoise enamels, iron-red and gilt with three scaly flaming dragons in flight among clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls around a central shou character, the rim gilded, the underside with three sprays of fruiting peach, pomegranate and Buddha's hand and a flower bloom
27.5cm diameter
circa 1860
(perfect condition)
*The high quality of this piece suggests a date in the reign either of Xianfeng or Tongzhi, when there was an improvement in ceramic production