A pair of white-glazed anhua-decorated 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th century

 Lot 3076. A pair of white-glazed anhua-decorated 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 9.5 cm., 3 3/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013

each with deep rounded sides rising from a narrow cylindrical foot to a flared rim, subtly decorated in faint anhua with two scaly five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit around the interior walls, further applied overall with a smooth transparent glaze.

Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16th May 1989, lot 176.

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