Lot 1572. A large blue and white fish bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line within a rectangle and of the period (1522-1566), 19 in. (48.5 cm.) high, Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016
The heavily-potted, deep drum-shaped body is decorated on the exterior with two five-clawed dragons striding around the sides in pursuit of flaming pearls between petal-lappet borders, all below a narrow band of foliate scroll at the rim.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art part II, 17 - 18 March 2016, New York