Lot 11
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A LARGE AND FINELY PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' GARLIC-MOUTH BOTTLE VASE WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

Estimate
300,000 - 500,000 USD
Sold
612,500 USD
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Description

sturdily potted, the pear-shaped body supported on a short foot, tapering to a tall neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright mouth rim, the body painted with two pairs of of sinuous five-clawed dragons, alternately descending and ascending in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amidst a composite floral scroll, all above floral scroll and lappets at the foot, and below a border of ruyi at the shoulder, the waisted neck painted with lotus scrolls beneath strings of beads suspending jewels and precious objects, below a pendent stiff leaf band, the six-character reign mark inscribed in a horizontal line within a rectangular cartouche at the rim, wood stand, Japanese wood box
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