Lot 3729. A yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722), 14.5 cm, 5 5/8 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 600,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.
with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior finely incised and enamelled in green with a pair of dragons soaring amidst flaming wisps and ruyi clouds above tempestuous waves, each mythical beast rendered chasing a flaming pearl, all against a vibrant yellow ground, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle
Provenance: Kochukyo & Co., Tokyo, 1978.