Lot 534
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AN EXTREMELY RARE AND LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' MOONFLASK QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

Estimate
300,000 - 500,000 USD
Sold
920,000 USD
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Description

skillfully potted with a broad, gently compressed, rounded body rising to a waisted neck and lipped rim, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic chilong-form handles, each side of the body exquisitely and richly painted in shades of cobalt blue with a frontal five-clawed dragon, limbs outstretched and soaring sinuously around a ‘flaming pearl’ amidst flaming wisps and stylized clouds, all above rolling and cresting waves, the neck with a central bat roundel flanked by clouds between a lappet band and a border of further rolling waves below the rim, the base white-glazed
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