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Lot 259. A Green-Glazed 'Dragon' Bowl, Guangxu Mark and Period  (1875-1908); 14.9cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 16,250 GBP.  Photo Sotheby's

the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, incised to the exterior with two dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst flame wisps, all above turbulent foaming waves and stylised mountains, covered in a bright green glaze, the interior and the base glazed white, inscribed with a six-character Guangxu mark. 

Provenance: Christie's New York, 20th September 2005, lot 381.
Marchant, London, 2005.

Exhibited Monochrome Ceramics of the Ming and Ch’ing Dynasties, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, cat. no. 64.
Nineteenth Century Mark and Period Porcelain, Marchant, London, 1991, cat. no. 76.
Qing Mark and Period Monochrome and Two-coloured Wares, Marchant, London, 1992, cat. no. 62.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 07 november 2012