1165
1165
A blue and white 'dragon' jar
mark and period of Jiajing
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT
1165
A blue and white 'dragon' jar
mark and period of Jiajing
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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A blue and white 'dragon' jar
mark and period of Jiajing

sturdily potted, the rounded sides rising to a high shoulder below a short neck with a lipped mouthrim, painted in vivid tones of pale cobalt-blue with two scaly five-clawed dragons, each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', flying through cloud scrolls and flames, all between a band of pendant lotus petals at the shoulder and rising lappets at the foot, the neck encircled with a classic scroll, the unglazed countersunk base with a further recessed central medallion glazed white, inscribed with the six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle, Japanese wood box (2)


8 7/8 in., 22.8cm
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 15th June 1982, lot 288.

Catalogue Note

It is rare to find Jiajing jars of this form and design although a very similar example with its matching cover is illustrated in Porcelain of the National Palace Museum: Blue-and-white Ware of the Ming Dynasty, Book V, Hong Kong, 1963, pl. 14.

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Hong Kong