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5369 | Jiajing-wanli period， Ming dynasty A BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON’ BOWL
Signed and dated: Jiajing-wanli period， Ming dynasty
Estimate: No Reserve
Final Price: RMB 80,000
Jinfushangyong Four-Character Mark
· The Si Yue Tang Collection
The bowl is potted with shallow rounded sides resting on a tapered foot， the interior with a domed central painted in underglaze blue with a five-clawed dragon in profile， the body with two dragons writhing amongst scrolling clouds above underglaze-blue turbulent waves cresting with foams， all within a double-line border repeated at the rim， the exterior similarly decorated with two dragons above waves chasing the pearl， inscribed to the base with a four-character mark read ‘Jinfushangyong （Exclusively made for the Jin’s Mansion）’ within a double circle. The mark is rarely seen， compared with similar wares which are mostly marked with six-character Wanli reign mark.