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A GREEN-GLAZED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'DRAGON' JAR
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A GREEN-GLAZED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'DRAGON' JAR

DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

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A GREEN-GLAZED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'DRAGON' JAR
DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
The ovoid body is decorated in underglaze blue line and green enamel with two dragons striding amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls between a band of petal lappets below and a ruyi border above, all below the bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, on the shoulder. Together with a green-glazed and underglaze blue cover of contemporaneous date, decorated with dragons.
8 1/8 in. (20.9 cm.) high
Provenance
Sotheby's London, 15 December 1987, lot 200.

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A jar of this pattern, also with a Daoguang mark, was included in the exhibition, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing from the Kwan Collection, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, pl. 79.

The Qianlong prototype of this jar is illustrated, together with a panoramic view of the decoration, in Chinese Porcelain, The S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1987, vol. 1, pl. 114.

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