Dragon decorated lidded dish
I have sent you pictures of a dragon dish that I found 15 years ago in boxes of antiques that were being thrown away. This is the only peice that I kept because of the dragons.
I'm unsure of anything about this peice and if you could shed some light it would be appreciated. I cannot find a potters mark anywhere on the peice, no symbols of any fashion not even on the bottom. It has a few chips and the lid at one time must have been dropped because it was glued back together. The material it is made of is very coarse and almost bone like I suppose you could say. Any help would be so appreciated.
Qianlong period export porcelain
Dear Sir, congratulations to a nice late 18th to possibly early 19th century lidded export dish. It is from a dinner service with a quite unusual decoration, since Chinese dragons probably had very limited appeal to western customers. Howeve rthere are not difficulties dating the bowl to around 1860 mostly due to its shape. If you can imagine this dish being decorated in the green and gold "Rose Medallion" enamels instead you would easily recognized this as slightly earlier.
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