1876
1876
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'NINE DRAGON' BOTTLE VASE

SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAQING

Estimate
1,800,0002,200,000
LOT SOLD. 2,180,000 HKD
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1876
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'NINE DRAGON' BOTTLE VASE

SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAQING

Estimate
1,800,0002,200,000
LOT SOLD. 2,180,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'NINE DRAGON' BOTTLE VASE

SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAQING

the globular body painted with nine dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst scattered scrolling clouds, all above crashing waves and a key-fret bordered foot, the tall waisted neck tapering to a flaring mouth further painted with a ruyi-head border, the base inscribed with the six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue
30 1/2 cm., 12 in.
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Catalogue Note

In its form and decoration the present vase is closely after a large Qianlong 'Nine Dragon' vase, from the Qing court collection and still in Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (III), Shanghai, 2000, pl. 118. For Jiaqing vases painted with the same design see a bottle-form vessel included in the Illustrated Catalogue of Ch'ing Dynasty Porcelain in the National Palace Museum, vol. II, Tokyo, 1981, pl. 93, of similar size to the present example and with a ruyi band around the neck and key-fret border around the foot; and another sold in these rooms, 2nd May 1995, lot 86. Compare also a vase of related form painted with three dragons amongst clouds published in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (III), op. cit.,pl. 143. 

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