Lot 3606
  • 3606

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ANHUA-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON’ STEM BOWL MARK AND PERIOD OF XUANDE

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well potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim supported on a tall hollow foot slightly flaring at the base, the exterior superbly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons soaring sinuously, one with its head turned back, the other with its head looking forward, above a band of jagged rocks and reserved against a meticulously rendered ground of pale blue turbulent waves, the stem similarly decorated with five jagged rocks rising from the base set against a pale blue wave ground, the interior inscribed in the centre with a six-character reign mark within a double circle, enircled by a pair of striding dragons rendered in the anhua technique around the sides
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