15 - 16 March 2015
A GREEN-ENAMELED 'DRAGON' JAR AND COVER
JIAQING SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1795-1820)
The ovoid body is decorated with two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds between a petal-lappet band below and a ruyi border and the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang) on the shoulder above. Another dragon chasing a flaming pearl is on the slightly domed top of the cover, and all is in underglaze blue under a green glaze.
8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high
Arpad Antiques, Inc., Washington DC, circa 1965.
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