28 May 2014
A PAIR OF BLUE-GROUND YELLOW-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' BOWLS
DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
Each bowl is potted with rounded sides, well painted with two five-clawed dragons striding through clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls above a band of overlapping lotus petals encircling the base, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a third dragon, all decorated in bright yellow enamel reserved on a deep underglaze-blue ground.
4 1/4 in. (10.3 cm.) diam., box (2)
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