A Ming green and yellow 'dragon' bowl
Zhengde four-character mark and of the period
Boldly incised and enamelled in green around the exterior of the deep U-shaped body with two sinuous five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, all amidst ruyi-head cloud and fire scrolls and above a lotus lappet band at the short tapering foot, all reserved on a rich yellow enamel ground, the interior glazed white and anhua decorated with two dragons (restored),
21.2cm.(8 3/8in.) diam.
du Boulay Collection no.P156