17 September 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 21,250
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
A GREEN AND YELLOW-GLAZED INCISED BOWL
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The deep sides incised with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst flames in pursuit of flaming pearls positioned over cruciform clouds between ruyi-head and foliate scroll borders, with a shou character within a line border in the center of the interior, all in green reserved on a lemon-yellow ground
3 15/16 in. (10 cm.) diam.
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A pair of Qianlong-marked bowls of this pattern is illustrated in Chinese Porcelain: The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong, 1987, parts I & II, no. 111.
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