Lot 571. A large wucai 'dragon' fishbowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 61.5 cm, 24 1/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD (17,093 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.
robustly potted with steep rounded sides, painted on the exterior with three sinuous dragons with outstretched claws chasing a flaming pearl amidst stylised clouds, all beneath a keyfret band around the rim, the six-character mark inscribed in a line in underglaze-blue, reserved in a rectangular panel on the rim.