A famille rose 'dragon and phoenix' bowl
Tongzhi six-character mark and of the period
Brightly enamelled around the exterior with two striding dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, alternating with descending long-tailed phoenix, all amidst meandering leafy scrolls and below a band containing the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, at the rim, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a writhing iron-red dragon. 10.1cm (4in) diam.
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