Lot 313. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Daoguang underglaze blue six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012
The bowl is decorated to the exterior in bright enamels with two scaly dragons chasing flaming pearls and two long-tailed phoenix, all amidst leafy floral scrolls. The rim has a band containing the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, and the interior depicts a central medallion with a further dragon and flaming pearl, wood stand, box.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2012