Lot 3104. A pair of copper-red decorated 'dragon' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 14.5 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
each potted with rounded sides elegantly rising from a slightly tapering foot, gently flaring at the rim, softly pencilled on the interior with a central medallion of a ferocious dragon, the exterior similarly decorated with five dragon roundels, the countersunk base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011