Lot 169. A fine yellow-ground green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 87,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019
The exterior is finely incised and enamelled green with two striding five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst fire and cloud scrolls between ruyi lappets around the base and an undulating scroll around the rim, the interior with a stylised shou character in the medallion, all reserved on a bright yellow ground, Japanese wood box.
Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired between the 1950s to 1960s.
Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019