• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 84

    A BLUE AND WHITE SOFT PASTE OVOID JAR

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BLUE AND WHITE SOFT PASTE OVOID JAR
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Painted in rich underglaze blue on one side with a five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl, while on the reverse five bats (wufu) soar against the ground of froth-capped waves executed in pale blue line, all between bands of key fret at the foot and encircling the short neck
    10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    C. Edward Wells, Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1963.