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Lot 174. wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 5 ¾ in., 14.8 cmEstimate: 20,000 - ,30000 USD. Lot sold: 20,160 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the deep rounded sides supported on a narrow foot and rising to an everted rim, the exterior vibrantly enameled with two dragons each chasing a 'Flaming Pearl', divided by phoenix amidst leafy floral sprays, the rim with a band of precious objects, the interior with a roundel enclosing an iron-red dragon surrounded by green flame wisps, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue, wood stand (2).

Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 20th February 1975, lot 281.
Collection of Dr. Allen O. Battle, Ph.D (1927-2020).

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021