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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 683

    A GREEN-ENAMELED DRAGON JAR AND COVER

    QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A GREEN-ENAMELED DRAGON JAR AND COVER
    QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The ovoid body decorated in underglaze blue line and soft green glaze with two dragons striding amidst scrolling clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls between a band of petal lappets at the base and a band of the bajixiang above, the cover decorated in similar fashion with a single writhing dragon chasing a flaming pearl above a ruyi-head border
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) high


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    Compare with similar Qianlong-marked jars with covers such as the example illustrated in Chinese Porcelain: The S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, vol. 1, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1987, pl. 114; one illustrated in Porcelain of the National Palace Museum, Enamelled Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Book II, Hong Kong, 1969, pls. 13 a-d; and two pairs sold in our London rooms, 9 December 1985, lot 141, and 15 November 2000, lot 65.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Midwest Collector