6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 18,750
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 4,000
A YELLOW GLAZED INCISED BOTTLE VASE, TONGZHI MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1862-1874)
incised with five-clawed dragons amidst clouds and flames above a band of waves encircling the base, covered overall with a crackled deep yellow glaze, incised six-character mark to base - 13 1/8in. (33.3cm.) high.
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