Lot 43: Large Polychrome "Dragon" Charger, Wan-li
29 October 2016
Norwood, MA, USALive Auction
Description: The interior decorated with a large medallion enclosing a pair of scaly dragons writhing around a 'flaming pearl' amid floral sprigs, with four more striding dragons painted on the well each chasing a flaming pearl amid floral sprigs, similarly painted on the exterior, the base inscribed in under glaze blue with a six-character Wan-li mark within a double-circle, Provenance: Property from the collection of Dr. Robert Benson, UK, hence, by descent to family member in Virginia. Acquired from the collection of H. M. Knight of Netherlands 17.3 inch diameter.