Lot 3136. A fine blue and white 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17 cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,220,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.
of ogée form supported on a short straight foot, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with two ferocious five-clawed dragons prancing through ruyi-head clouds, the interior with a dragon medallion, the base inscribed with an underglaze blue six-character mark.
Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 31st March 1992, lot 600.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011