15 September 2011
A GREEN-GLAZED BLUE AND WHITE OVOID 'DRAGON' JAR
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
Painted in underglaze blue line with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst flames and clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls between a petal lappet band below and the bajixiang on the shoulder above, all under a deep emerald-green glaze
7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high, wood cover
Thomas George Shaughnessy, 1st Baron Shaughnessy (1853-1923).
Sir William Cornelius Van Horne (1843-1915), and thence by descent within the family.
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