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A pair of green-glazed incised circular bowls and covers. Guangxu six-character marks and of the period

Each finely incised around the exterior with two five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, between two phoenix birds in flight, amidst clouds and flames, all within borders of classic scroll, the covers with a circular medallion enclosing a crane, the bowls with a band of waves crashing against rockwork above cloud scroll at the foot, both interior and exterior covered all over with a bright apple-green glaze stopping neatly at the rims and feet (frits to rim). 28.4cm (11¼in) diam. (4). Sold for £7,200. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd.,Images and Text All Rights Reserved

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 6 Nov 2008. New Bond Street - www.bonhams.com