100_2176

100_2179

A fine green and aubergine enameled 'dragon' bowl. Jiaqing seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's

incised around the exterior with two dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the decoration in aubergine on a translucent green ground - diameter 4 3/8 in., 11.2 cm. Est. 8,000—10,000 USD. Lot Sold 31,250 USD

PROVENANCE: S. Marchant & Son, London, 1981.
Christie's New York, 24th March 2004, lot 223.

151

152

A fine 'wucai' 'dragon and phoenix' bowl. Daoguang mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's

the exterior with a dragon pursuing a 'flaming pearl', interspersed by two swooping phoenix, all below a collar enclosing the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' at the rim - diameter 5 7/8 in., 14.9 cm. Est. 8,000—10,000 USD. Lot Sold 26,250 USD

PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30th April - 1st May 1996, lot 478.
Sotheby's London, 9th June 2004, lot 213.

153

154

An iron-red 'dragon' wine cup. Qianlong seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's

finely painted in iron-red with detailing in black with a pair of scaly dragons reaching for a 'flaming pearl' - diameter 2 3/8 in., 6 cm. Est. 8,000—10,000 USD. Lot Sold 26,250 USD

PROVENANCE: S. Marchant & Son, London, circa 1970.
Collection of Derek Bolton.
S. Marchant & Son, London, 2007.

1486

2005_411_290a_im

A fine green and yellow saucer dish. Jiaqing seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's

the center with a scaly dragon pursuing a 'flaming pearl', two similar dragons pacing around the well repeated on the underside - diameter 5 1/4 in., 13.4 cm. Est. 8,000—10,000 USD. Lot Sold 22,500 USD

PROVENANCE: S. Marchant & Son, London, 2005.
Roger Keverne, London, 2006.

2086_xxl

2087_xxl

A blue and white and iron-red 'dragon' saucer dish. Qianlong seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's

the center with a dragon in iron-red on a ground of turbulent waves in underglaze-blue, a band of similar smaller dragons on the reverse - diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Est. 7,000—9,000 USD. Lot Sold  17,500 USD

PROVENANCE: Roger Keverne, London, April 2004.

2089_xxl

3211_002

A green enamelled 'dragon' wine cup. Daoguang seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's

finely painted on the exterior with a pair of scaly dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl', the enamel of a translucent green color with detailing in black - diameter 2 3/8 in., 6 cm. Est. 8,000—10,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD

PROVENANCE: S. Marchant & Son, London, 7th May 1971.
Sotheby's London, 8th November 2006, lot 484.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 23 Mar 2010. New York www.sothebys.com