Lot 38. An aubergine-glazed incised 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 15.2 cm, 6 in. Estimate: 2,500 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.
the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the exterior incised with two five-claw dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst cloud scrolls and above turbulent foaming waters, skirted around the foot with a keyfret band, applied to the exterior with an aubergine colour glaze, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.
Sotheby's. Imperial Porcelain - A Private Collection, 06 Nov 2019