Lot 3212. A fine pair of wucai ‘dragon and phoenix’ bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 64,508 - USD 103,213) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The bowl is enamelled on the exterior with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl, alternating with descending long-tailed phoenix, all amidst meandering leafy scrolls and below a band with the eight Buddhist Emblems,bajixiang, divided by ruyi elements. The interior is decorated with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon in pursuit of the flaming pearl.
Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 31 May 2017, Convention Hall