Lot 204. A famille-verte biscuit bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 14.8 cm, 5 13/16 in. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold: £6,250. © Sotheby's
the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted to the exterior in bright green, yellow and aubergine, depicting two butterflies amongst camellia sprays, the body finely incised with a pair of dragons pursuing flaming pearls, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue.
Note: A similar example was included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition Joined Colours. Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Porcelain, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1993, cat. no. 37; and another from the Riesco Collection, is illustrated in Edgar E. Bluett, The Riesco Collection of Old Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, London, 1951, pl. 31 (left).
Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 10 November 2017