Lot 792. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diamEstimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 25,625© Christie's 2021

The exterior is decorated with two five-clawed dragons writhing amidst clouds and above rocks emerging from crashing waves. The base has a four-character mark Zhiyuantang zhi (Made for the Hall of Extended Remoteness).

Sold by the Yale University Art Gallery to benefit acquisition funds.

Provenance: Samuel Wells Williams (1812-1884) Collection.
Frederick Wells Williams (1857-1928) Collection, by descent.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, accessioned in 1928.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 23-24 september 2021