An incised green and yellow-enamelled   'dragon' bowl. Daoguang seal mark and period. Photo Sotheby's

the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flaring rim, incised and painted in green enamel against an egg-yolk yellow ground, the exterior with two ferocious dragons striding amidst cloud wisps and flame scrolls in pursuit of flaming pearls, all below an undulating foliate scroll and above a band of linked ruyi heads, the interior with a shou character within a circle, the base inscribed with a six-character Daoguang seal mark 
10.2cm., 4in. Estimate 3,000-5,000 GBP. Lot Sold: 9,375 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 09 Nov 2011 www.sothebys.com