Lot 13. A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon medallion' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 11.9 cm, 4¾ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold: 32,760 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.
with gently rounded sides rising from a concave base, painted around the exterior in rich tones of cobalt blue with four circular roundels each depicting a pair of interlaced archaistic kui dragons, repeated in the centre of the interior and surrounded by a border of stylised pomegranates, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle in underglaze blue.