• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 204

    A GREEN-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' JAR

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

    Price Realised  

    A GREEN-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' JAR
    QIANLONG UNDERGLAZE BLUE SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    Delicately pencilled in underglaze blue outlines and washed over in even translucent green enamel on the broad body, with two five-clawed ferocious dragons striding in mutual pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amongst fire and cloud-scrolls, between bands of the Buddhist Emblems and small ruyi around the shoulder, with lappets above the foot
    7¾ in. (19.6 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; one in the Jingdezhen Ceramic Museum, illustrated in Heitokuchin Jiki, Kyoto, 1982, pl. 118; two pairs sold in these Rooms, 9 December 1985, lot 141, and 15 November 2000, lot 65; and a single jar and cover which sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 30 May 2006, lot 1443.

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