27 May 2008,
Price realised HKD 727,500
HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000
A RARE DOUCAI 'DRAGON' BOWL
KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
With deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim from a straight foot, finely painted on the exterior with four alternating aubergine and green five-clawed striding dragons interspersed with multi-coloured clouds above rockwork and breaking waves, all between a double band around the rim and another around the foot, the interior enamelled with a single green dragon in a medallion
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam.
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Previously sold at Christie's London, 17 June 2003, lot 52.
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