A blue and white 'wudu and dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)


Lot 3721. A blue and white 'wudu and dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.

the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a five-clawed en face dragon coiling around a 'flaming pearl' and surrounded by ruyi-shaped clouds, the exterior with a continous rocky landscape scene depicting two Daoist immortals, one of them possibly Zhang Daoling, the figures interrupted with a tiger and a qilin, interspersed with four of the the wudu ('five poisons'), the footrim with a 'classic' scroll, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle; 16.6 cm, 6 1/2  in.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 05 oct. 2016, 02:30 PM