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Lot 8255. A blue and white porcelain bowl made for the Vietnamese market, 19th century; 6 7/8in (17.5cm) diameter. Sold for US$ 2,750 (€ 2,297). Photo: Bonhams.

Its wide curving well supported on a short foot and its exterior walls painted with two dragons chasing flaming pearls amid clouds, the recessed base bearing the Thiêu-tri niên-chê mark in Chinese regular script (rim with metal mount).

Note: The Vietnamese emperor Thiêu-tri reigned from 1841-1847.

Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS, 25 Jun 2013, 10:00 PDT, SAN FRANCISCO