Property from an East Coast Private Collection
A pair of yellow ground famille rose enameled dragon bowls
Guangxu marks and period
The deeply formed bowls with flared walls raised atop a low foot ring with recessed base, the interior well enameled with a forward-facing five-clawed dragon in green, blue and black hues, the beasts body arched around a flaming pearl and surrounded by clouds, the exteriors with four circular dragon medallions containing striding dragons in iron red with gilt outline, his body centered around a flaming pearl with flames throughout, each centered above a shou character or a bat, interspersed by four vignettes of precious objects and set atop a leiwen ground of deep yellow and red hue bordered on the top with a polychrome enameled key-fret band and a yellow and red band on the foot, the six-character mark written in underglaze cobalt.
8 1/2in (21.5cm) diameter
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