London, South Kensington
30 September 1999
A Chinese blue and white jardiniere
with flattened everted rim, decorated with confronting dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst cloud scrolls and above foaming waves, the rim with scrolling foliage -- 20in. (51.5cm.) diam, 20th Century.
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