Lot 32. A blue-ground yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diamEstimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,425 - USD 25,900)Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

The exterior is decorated with two five-clawed dragons amongst clouds and flames chasing the flaming pearl, all above a band of overlapping petals encircling the foot rim. The interior is similarly decorated with a central roundel depicting a single dragon in pursuit.

Property from the Estate of Albert and Leonie Van Daalen, Switzerland.

Provenance: With Roger Keverne, Winter Exhibition 2000: Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics, London, 2000, Cat. p. 37, no. 46.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 5 November 2019