Lot 191. A pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,812 - USD 10,416). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
Each bowl is thinly potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short foot, decorated on the exterior in rich green enamels with two pairs of dragons and phoenix in pursuit of flaming pearls above a band of petal lappets, the interior with a shou character within a roundel, all against a rich, deep, yellow ground. The base is applied with a transparent glaze.
Provenance: Property of a Private European Collector.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019