18 June 2002
AN INCISED AUBERGINE AND GREEN 'DRAGON' BOWL
Blue-black Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-50)
With steep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapering foot to a slightly flaring rim, the exterior incised and enamelled in aubergine with two striding five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst cloud and flame-scrolls reserved on a bright emerald green ground
4¼ in. (11 cm.) diam.
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A similar bowl from the Simon Kwan Collection, exhibited at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, is illustrated in Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, Catalogue, no. 52
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