Lot 48. A near pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); Each 17cm (6 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000. Sold for £ 13,812 (€ 15,299). Photo: Bonhams.
Each potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, painted to the exterior in vivid shades of blue with two sinuous five-clawed dragons striding amongst scrolling flames and billowing clouds, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a further dragon amidst flames, wood stands.
Note: Compare with a similar blue and white dragon bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period, which was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2-3 June 2016, lot 825.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 5 Nov 2020