A fine and unusual pair of early 18th century Chinese Yongzheng marks and period blue and white porcelain dragon saucer dishes, the small size saucers delicately potted and each boldly painted in strong underglazed-blue tone with a four-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amongst cloud scrolls, the pattern and body of the dragon extended "over the rim" to the reverse side of the dish, the foot rim displays a fine smooth white paste characteristic of the 18th century, the base glazed white and inscribed with the six-character Yongzheng reign mark in kaishu script within double-circles and of the period.
DATE : Chinese, Qing Dynasty, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723 – 1735).
MARK : underglazed-blue six-character Yongzheng mark within double concentric circles on base.
SIZE : approximately 4 1/2" (11.5 cm) diameter.
CONDITION : one dish is in perfect condition, the second dish also excellent but has two very small production glaze rim frits only. No other damages or repairs noted.
SHIPPING : Inclusive.