Lot 3999. A fine aubergine and green-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Jiaqing six-character sealmark and of the period (1796-1820); 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price Realized HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
The exterior incised with two dragons pursuing 'flaming pearls' amidst flames and two cruciform clouds above rocks and waves, all under a dark aubergine enamel reserved on a green ground.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 June 2011, Convention Hall