An aubergine and green 'dragon' bowl. Kangxi mark and period. photo Sotheby's

the body incised and painted in aubergine with two dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst scrolling clouds and above crested waves on a rich green ground; diameter 4 3/8 in., 11.3 cm. Estimate 7,000—9,000 USD. Lot Sold  7,500 USD

PROVENANCE: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1950s - 1960s.

Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com