A fine blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

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Lot 3151. A fine blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 17.1 cm., 6 3/4  in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013

of ogée-form resting on a straight foot, the rounded waisted sides rising to an upturned rim, brightly decorated around the exterior with two fanciful five-clawed dragons striding among clouds, their powerful muscular scaly bodies emitting flames, one turning its head looking backward toward the other behind him, all between double lines at the rim and foot, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a similar dragon writhing among flames, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong, 08 april 2013