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Fine Pair of Imperial Quality Dragon Bowls,M&P Guangxu.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 1045643
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Very fine and rare,each bowl with steeply rounded sides is finely potted and slightly inverted at the rim area.The bowls are brilliantly enamelled on the exterior with two ferocious five-clawed dragons striding through the flames and colorful cloud scrolls,each in pursuit of a'flaming pearl'. The one dragon is picked out in green enamel and the other picked out in a copper-red enamel,both with finely incised scales and brightly enamelled teeth and claws and bulging white eyes picked in a deep cobalt blue color,all above a swirling sea of water within two gold line borders at the rim and footed base.The six-character mark of Guangxu is inscribed in the base in underglaze-blue. Condition:Perfect. Circa:Qing Dynasty,Guangxu Period(1875-1908)Size:5 1/2"Dia.x 2 5/8"H. A Chinese treasure from the Guangxu Period.