A very rare yellow-glazed bowl and cover
Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period
Finely and crisply incised around the exterior of the deep U-shaped body under the flaring rim with a wide band of two five-clawed dragons amidst fire and cloud scrolls in pursuit of flaming pearls, all above two relief-moulded ribs and an incised band of stylised foaming waves and rocks above the short straight foot, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a crisply-moulded reticulated seated phoenix finial, the exterior all covered with an even pale egg-yolk-yellow glaze, the interior and base glazed white with pairs of underglaze-blue lines at each rim, box.
17.5cm (6⅞in) diam. (3).