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An incised yellow-glazed 'dragon' bowl. Kangxi six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams

Delicately incised around the exterior with two five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls above a band of foaming waves and rocks at the foot, covered in a warm yellow glaze neatly stopping at the rim and covering the foot, the interior glazed white, box. 15cm (5 7/8in) diam. (2). Estimate: £40,000 - 70,000, CNY 400,000 - 690,000, HK$ 480,000 - 850,000

Provenance: Sotheby's London, 6 December 1994, lot 188
The Inder Rieden Collection

Compare a similarly decorated but smaller (12.3cm diam.) bowl, illustrated by Yau Hok Wa, ed., Shimmering Colours: Monochromes of the Yuan to Qing Periods: The Zhuyuetang Collection, Hong Kong, 2005, Catalogue no.124.

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An incised yellow-glazed 'dragon' bowl. Kangxi six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams

Finely incised around the exterior with two five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of flaming pearls above a band of foaming waves and rocks at the foot, covered in a pale even yellow glaze stopping neatly at the foot and rim, the interior glazed white, box. 15.2cm (6in) diam. (2). Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000, CNY 200,000 - 300,000, HK$ 240,000 - 360,000

Provenance: Christie's London, 16 November 1999, lot 226
The Inder Rieden Collection

Compare a similarly decorated but smaller (12.3cm diam.) bowl, illustrated by Yau Hok Wa, ed., Shimmering Colours: Monochromes of the Yuan to Qing Periods: The Zhuyuetang Collection, Hong Kong, 2005, Catalogue no.124.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 10 Nov 2011, New Bond Street  www.bonhams.com