Lot 831. A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.

The domed body rising to a wide, lipped mouth, and decorated on either side with a single copper-red peony blossom on the pale bluish-green-tinged ground that also covers the base and interior.

Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1958.

Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020