Lot 3569. A Carved Green-Glazed ‘Dragon’ Bowl, Mark And Period Of Yongzheng (1723-1735). D 11.3cmSold for HKD 336,000/USD 43,077 (Estimate HKD 150,000 - 250,000/USD 19,231 - 32,051). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited

The bowl is well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to flared rim. The exterior is brilliantly applied with a vibrant green glaze over an incised continuous scene depicting a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons chasing the flaming pearls amidst flames and above tempestuous waves and mountain. The interior is also covered with green glaze and similarly decorated with dragon pattern. The base is inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character Yongzheng reign mark inside a double-circle.

Provenance1. Bluett & Sons, London
2. The Meiyitang Collection.

ExhibitionEvolution to Perfection: Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Sporting d'Hiver, Monte Carlo, 1996, no.157.

Literature: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994-2010, pp.226-27, no.886.

Note: A closely related bowl produced in Kangxi Period, currently in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum. Ceramics, vol. 23, Shunzhi and Kangxi Periods of Qing Dynasty (III), Beijing, 2013, pl. 110.

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