Lot 287. Three near pairs of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' bowls, two pairs of bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); the other pair of bowls: late Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The largest, 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 ((USD 6,510 - 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.