each with deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, finely and brightly enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing a five-clawed scaly dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl and encircled by a double blue line at the rim, the exterior with an iron-red and a green dragon in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl and divided by a pair of phoenix in flight, all reserved on a leafy floral scroll ground and below a bajixiang and cloud band at the rim, wood stands
A Daoguang bowl of this pattern from the collection of Simon Kwan was included in the exhibition Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1983, cat.no. 44; another from the Weishaupt collection was included in the exhibition From the Dragon's Treasure, Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt am Main, 1987, cat.no. 79; and a third example was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 30th April 1996, lot 478, and again in these rooms, 9th June 2004, lot 213.
Compare also a bowl from the collection of Mary Porter Walsh, sold in our New York rooms, 28th November 1994, lot 384; and another sold in these rooms, 17th December 1996, lot 148.
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