A pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

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Lot 3237. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 11 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 200,000-300,000 HKD (19,572 — 29,357 EUR). Lot sold 250,000 HKD (24,464 EUR). Photo Sotheby's

 each with curved sides supported on a short foot rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior painted with bright washes of cobalt blue within pencilled outlines, depicting a pair of ferocious five-clawed dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' amongst clouds and flames, all above rocks and waves, the countersunk base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Hong Kong | 04 avr. 2012