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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1824

    A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE DOUCAI 'DRAGON' JARLET AND COVER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE DOUCAI 'DRAGON' JARLET AND COVER
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Of globular form with a short lipped rim, delicately enamelled around the body with two five-clawed dragons amidst cloud scrolls in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', one dragon in red the other in blue, above crashing waves and rockwork around the base and below a band of lappets at the rim, the cover similarly decorated with lappets and cloud scrolls
    2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) wide, wood stand, box


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    No other doucai example of this form and decoration appears to be recorded. A comparable Qianlong doucai jarlet was sold at Christies Hong Kong, 27 May 2007, lot 1365.

    A similarly decorated Yongzheng-marked doucai globular jarlet without its cover was sold at Christies London, 4 November 2008, lot 219. A further Yongzheng-marked example is illustrated by John Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. 4, Geneva, 1974, A572 (no.61).

    Provenance

    J. M. Hu collection


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN