An unusual documentary Yixing bowl
Impressed Chen Jinhou zhi seal mark, 18th century
The bowl formed from a pale clay with red flecks, the exterior finely moulded with five cartouches each containing a writhing four-clawed dragon amid cloud scrolls, beneath a band of an inscription in archaic seal script, all with traces of a rich dark patina, box. 19.8cm (7¾in) diam. (2).