A GREEN-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' JAR AND COVER
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
清乾隆 白地綠彩雲龍趕珠紋蓋罐 《大清乾隆年製》款
well potted with a tapering ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a rounded shoulder and a short neck, painted to the exterior in rich tones of green enamel with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst cloud scrolls, all between a register of bajixiang ('Eight Buddhist Emblems') encircling the shoulder and a border of lotus-lappet skirting the foot, the flat-topped cover decorated with a writhing dragon chasing a flaming pearl and a ruyi border to the side, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue
Height 20.5 cm, 8 in.
Both jar and cover are in overall very good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."