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Lot 68. A blue and white alms bowl, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 20.5cm (8 1/8in) diam. Sold for £ 3,500 (€ 3,923). © Bonhams.

Brightly painted on the exterior with two writhing five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amid cloud scrolls, above foaming waves at the foot and a band of ruyi head at the lipped rim. 

Provenance: an English private collection

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014