A BLUE-GROUND GREEN-ENAMELED 'DRAGON' BOWL, KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
A BLUE-GROUND GREEN-ENAMELED 'DRAGON' BOWL
KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
清康熙 青花地綠彩趕珠龍紋盌 《大清康熙年製》款
well potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, enameled in bright green over a field of underglaze blue, the exterior with two ferocious dragons with black enamel over the fifth claw, each in pursuit of 'Flaming Pearls' amidst clouds and flame wisps above tiers of petals, the interior painted with a single dragon in a central medallion, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle
Diameter 5½ in., 13.9 cm
In overall good condition with some expected wear and minor firing imperfections.
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American Private Collection (by repute).
A similar bowl from the collection of Sir David Home Rt. was sold in our London rooms, 8th December 1992, lot 315. Bowls of this type often have later-applied black enamel obscuring the fifth claw of each dragon. A Kangxi mark and period 'dragon' dish painted in a similar fashion to the present lot, with green enamel over an underglaze blue ground, and with the fifth claw covered with black enamel, is illustrated in John Ayers, The Baur Collection, Vol. IV, Geneva, 1972, pl. A555.