Lot 35. A copper-red 'Dragon medallion' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 3/4 in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 110,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
with rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior decorated with five five-clawed dragons coiled to form medallions and a single dragon to the interior, the copper-red firing to a rosy pink with a faint speckling of apple-green, all reserved on a milky-white ground, six-character mark in underglaze blue within double circles, Japanese wood box (8).
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 21st May 1985, lot 141.
Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013