Lot 3736. A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850), 15 cm, 5 7/8 in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.
the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior enamelled with a green and a red scaly dragon striding in pursuit of flaming pearls, divided by a pair of swooping phoenix, all below a band of bajixiang interspersed with ruyi emblems, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a dragon and a flaming pearl, within a double-line border repeated around the rim, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark.
Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co., Taipei, 1993.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Oct 2017