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Lot 288. A green-ground aubergine-enamelled 'Dragon' bowl and three yellow-ground green and aubergine-enamelled dishes, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908). The largest, 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,416 - USD 15,624). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

Each dish and bowl is similarly decorated with two incised dragons chasing the flaming pearl. The bowl has a reign mark in underglaze blue. The larger saucer is decorated to the exterior with four cranes in flight and with reign mark in black enamel on the base. The pair of saucers are decorated to the exterior with two qilin and have black enamel marks on the bases. 

ProvenanceThe bowl: 
Christie's Singapore, 30 March 1997, lot 361 (one of three).
Kwan Collection, Christie's Paris, 14 June 2006, lot 396 (one of three).
A private European Collection.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019