Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall
30 May 2012
A FINE RARE INCISED YELLOW-GLAZED 'DRAGON' BOWL
KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
With deep rounded sides, the interior is finely incised at the centre with a full-face dragon amongst clouds. The exterior is surrounded with four roundels of dragons chasing a 'flaming pearl' divided by stylised clouds, above a band of lotus petals near the base. It is covered overall with a bright yellow glaze.
5 in. (12.5 cm.) diam.
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