A large blue and white 'dragon' bowl


Lot 3161. A large blue and white  'dragon' bowl. Mark and period of Jiajing. Estimation 300,000-400,000 HKD. Lot sold 596,000 HKDphoto Sotheby's

well potted with deep rounded sides and everted rim raised on a slightly tapered foot, the interior centred with an en face five-clawed dragon leaping amidst lotus scrolls within double circles, the exterior similarly decorated with a pair of sinuous dragons amongst a lotus scroll, all brilliantly painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue above a band of upright lappets circling the foot, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue; 29.8 cm., 11 3/4 in. 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Hong Kong | 04 avr. 2012