An underglaze-blue and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot 230 sold 10,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s.
the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, boldly painted in underglaze-blue outlines filled with green enamels, the exterior depicting two five-clawed dragons pacing amongst ruyi clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls above a lappet band, all between underglaze-blue lines at the rim and foot, the base with an apocryphal Hongzhi mark within a double-circle; 15.4cm., 6 1/8 in.
PROPERTY OF A GERMAN NOBLEMAN
Sotheby’s. Of Royal and Noble Descent, London, 24 Feb 2015, 10:30 AM