TWO CHINESE LATE MING BROWN-GLAZED DISHES, CIRCA 1640.

Est. $1,200-$1,500

Sold: $1,020 ($850)

Each freely painted in white slip on a coffee-colored ground with winged dragons chasing the fiery pearl amongst clouds and flames, one with grit and barnacles adhering to the base. Diameters 13 ⅛ and 13 ½ inches.

Provenance: The dish without the adhered grit, “The Private Collection of Captain M. Hatcher,” Christie’s Amsterdam, February 14, 1985, lot 147, bearing label.