London, South Kensington
10 September 2009
A PAIR OF 'DRAGON' BOWLS, GUANGXU MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
each painted to the exterior with confronting dragons in iron-red and gilt chasing a flaming pearl, above rolling waves, Guangxu six character underglaze blue mark to base; and a pair of famille rose dishes with phoenix and lotus surrounding a central dragon roundel, Guangxu iron-red mark to base; and a pair of saucer dishes with dragons and central Shou character, Guangxu underglaze blue mark to base -- the first bowls, 5 3/8in. (13.8cm.) diam. (6)
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