A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period

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Lot 324, A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimation: USD6,000 ~ 8,000. Photo: Sotheby's

the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, brightly painted to the exterior with two dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, divided by phoenix in flight, reserved on a leafy floral ground, all below the Eight Buddhist Emblems and a ruyi band at the rim, the interior with a central dragon medallion, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark. Diameter 6 1/8  in., 15.7 cm

Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 16 mars 2016, 10:00 AM