Lot 175. A doucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 19.3cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's
the deep rounded sides divided into four lobes, rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior painted with four panels variously enclosing dragons in pursuit of flaming pearlS and phoenix in flight amidst scrolling clouds, the interior similarly decorated with a central medallion enclosing a dragon writhing around a flaming pearl amongst clouds, the rim encircled on both sides by a wave band with florets, the foot with a keyfret band, inscribed to the base with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 06 nov. 2013.