Lot 101
  • 101

AN EXCEPTIONAL BLUE AND WHITE 'MAKARA' JAR MARK AND PERIOD OF XUANDE

Estimate
30,000,000 - 40,000,000 HKD
Sold
35,537,500 HKD
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Description

superbly potted with an ovoid body, rising from a low rounded foot to a straight neck and lipped rim, vividly painted in varied shades of cobalt blue, depicting two striding makaras, each with a winged sinuous body and a long bifurcated tail formed from stylised foliate scrolls, the muscular limbs each terminating into three sharp claws, its characteristic trunk-like snout curled upwards with mouth ferociously opened revealing sharp fangs and a pointed tongue issuing foliate blooms of lotus, the shoulder collared by ten leafy florets above a band of ruyi heads, echoed by a stylised band of ruyi enclosing trefoil motifs at the neck, the foot encircled by overlapping lappets, inscribed on the glazed countersunken base with a six-character reign mark within a double circle
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