Bowls of this type, powerfully portrayed with Ming-style dragons, were produced in pairs. Compare three related pairs, sold in these rooms, 14th November 1989, lot 87, 2nd May 1995, lot 66 and 29th April 1997, lot 614, respectively. That this motif was highly favoured by the Yongzheng Emperor can be seen in the commissioning of ogee bowls painted with very similar motifs, such as a pair included in the exhibition Ch'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1973, cat. no. 59; and another pair sold in these rooms, 3rd October 2018, lot 145, from the collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee.
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