Lot 4
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AN EXCEPTIONAL AND EXTREMELY RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'WINGED DRAGON' JARLET MING DYNASTY, YONGLE – EARLY XUANDE PERIOD

Estimate
8,000,000 - 12,000,000 HKD
Sold
26,575,000 HKD
bidding is closed

Description

potted with a compressed globular body resting on a countersunk base and surmounted by a short constricted neck, the exterior superbly painted in rich tones of cobalt blue with a pair of winged dragons riding on waves and soaring sinuously above crashing and breaking waves skirting the lower body, each mythical beast depicted retaining fins in the process of transformation from fish to dragon, all below a border of foliate scrollwork radiating from the short neck, the unglazed base with concentric stepped rings
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