Lot 606. A blue and white 'Dragon' saucer, Mark and period of Wanli; 9.8 cm., 3 7/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD (14,510   USD). Photo Sotheby's

with shallow rounded sides rising from slightly tapered foot to a barbed rim, vividly painted on the interior with a five-clawed dragon writhing among clouds, detailed with a shaggy mane, scaly body and serrate spine, surrounded around the cavetto by two dragons chasing a 'flaming pearl', below a lobed fillet outlining the rim and further repeated on the reverse, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within double circles

Property from the Baoyizhai Collection

Sotheby's. Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Collections Chinese Art Through the Eye of Sakamoto Gor - Asian Lacquer, Hong Kong, 27 may 2014