A pair of aubergine and green-glazed 'Dragon' bowls, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1219. pair of aubergine and green-glazed 'Dragon' bowls, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722), 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

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The exterior of each bowl is incised with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst flames and clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls above a band of waves crashing on rocks, enameled in aubergine on a bright green ground, the interior glazed white.

ProvenanceRalph M. Chait Galleries, New York.

Property from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, New York.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York