A RARE DOUCAI 'FIGURE' BOWL
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
of shallow rounded form flaring to an everted rim, supported on a short straight footring, brilliantly enamelled on the interior with a five-clawed dragon grasping a 'flaming pearl', the exterior with a continuous scene of four figures in procession, a cart being towed at the front by a deer, all amidst a backdrop of a castle in a wondrous landscape setting, the countersunk base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within double circles
9.8 cm., 3 3/4 in.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26th October 2003, lot 15.