13 November 2001
A WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL
Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1737-1795)
Brightly enamelled and painted in a darkish-blue around the exterior with a coral-red and a green dragon striding in mutual pursuit divided by descending phoenix, the interior with an upright coiling five-clawed dragon grasping at a flaming pearl, minute rim glaze flake and frits
6¼ in. (15.5 cm.) diam.
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