A blue-ground yellow-enameled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

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Lot 243. A blue-ground yellow-enameled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's

with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior richly enameled in yellow with two dragons striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amidst cloud swirls and above a border of lappets at the foot, all reserved against an underglaze-blue ground, the interior similarly painted with a blue-ground medallion enclosing a yellow dragon, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 5 1/2  in., 14 cm  

Provenance : Collection of Henry Guinness de Laszlo (1901-1967), and thence by descent. 

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM