A pair of large white glazed anhua conical bowls. Photo Sotheby's

each with steep sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly flaring rim the exterior decorated in anhua with two confronting five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst flames and above swirling waves, covered overall with a creamy ivory glaze, the base with apocryphal four-character Yongle marks in underglaze blue, wood stands; 23.2cm., 9 1/8 in. Estimate 5,000—7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May 11, London www.sothebys.com