An aubergine and green-glazed 'Dragon' bowl Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

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An aubergine and green-glazed 'Dragon' bowl, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820). Estimate $15,000 – $20,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bowl is incised on the exterior with two dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst flames and two cruciform clouds above rocks and waves, all under a dark aubergine glaze on a green ground. 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) diam., box

NoteCompare a related bowl of similar size, also with Jiaqing seal mark, included in the exhibition, Qing Mark and Period Monochrome and Two-Coloured Wares, S. Marchant & Son, London, 7-26 June 1992, no. 51. Two other similar bowls are illustrated by G. Lang in The Powell-Cotton Collection of Chinese Ceramics, Birchington, Kent, 1987, nos. 109 and 110. Also see another example sold at Christie's New York, 24 March 2004, lot 223. 

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 - 18 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza