Lot 3587. An Underglaze Blue And Yellow Enamelled ‘Dragon’ Bowl, Mark And Period Of Kangxi (1662-1722). H 23.7cm. Sold for HKD 504,000/USD 64,615 (Estimate HKD 200,000 - 250,000/USD 25,641 - 32,051). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited

The Bowl is delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim. The exterior is richly enamelled in yellow with two dragons writhing sinuously in pursuit of ‘flaming pearls’ amidst cloud swirls and lotus lappets. All these patterns are reserved against an underglaze-blue ground. The interior is similarly painted with a blue-ground medallion enclosing a yellow dragon. The base is inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle.

Provenance: The Meiyintang Collection.

Note: A similar dragon bowl of the same period is illustrated by Morisada Hosokawa, Mokumei Goshiki: Shinchō jiki [Bewildering colours: Qing Dynasty porcelains], Tokyo, 1992, no. 41; later sold in Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 7 October 2014, Lot 3119.

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