PROVENANCE 1. Bluett & Sons, London 2. The Meiyitang Collection EXHIBITION Evolution to Perfection: Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Sporting d'Hiver, Monte Carlo, 1996, no.157 LITERATURE Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994-2010, pp.226-27, no.886
The bowl is well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to flared rim. The exterior is brilliantly applied with a vibrant green glaze over an incised continuous scene depicting a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons chasing the flaming pearls amidst flames and above tempestuous waves and mountain. The interior is also covered with green glaze and similarly decorated with dragon pattern. The base is inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character Yongzheng reign mark inside a double-circle. A closely related bowl produced in Kangxi Period, currently in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum. Ceramics, vol. 23, Shunzhi and Kangxi Periods of Qing Dynasty (III), Beijing, 2013, pl. 110.