AN AUBERGINE-GLAZED INCISED 'DRAGON' BOWL
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
清乾隆 茄皮紫釉刻雲龍趕珠紋盌 《大清乾隆年製》款
the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the exterior incised with two five-claw dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst cloud scrolls and above turbulent foaming waters, skirted around the foot with a keyfret band, applied to the exterior with an aubergine colour glaze, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue
Diameter 15.2 cm, 6 in
This bowl was broken into several pieces and restored.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."