Lot 453. A doucai 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.5 cm, 6 1/8 in. Estimate £1,500 - £2,500. Sold: £8,125. © Sotheby's
the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, brightly decorated around the exterior with four large scaly dragons in mutual pursuit of flaming pearls, the interior with a medallion similarly painted, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.
Provenance: Purchased in London, 13th May 1975.
Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 10 November 2017