Lot 4000. A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price Realized HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
Brightly enamelled to the exterior with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl, alternating with descending long-tailed phoenix, all amidst meandering leafy scrolls and below a band containing the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, at the rim, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon in pursuit of the 'flaming pearl' , box.
Provenance: Previously sold at Phillips London, 10 June 1992, lot 288
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 June 2011, Convention Hall