London, South Kensington
10 May 2006
A large blue and white hu-shaped vase, 19th Century
Painted in a deep blue with two pairs of dragons confronted around flaming pearls on the body, a band of scrolling lotus and Buddhist emblems on the shoulder and stiff leaves around the neck with a dragon handle at each side, the rim with a band of breaking waves, Kangxi six-character mark -- 18¾ in. (48 cm.) high.
Purchased in Hong Kong in 1956.
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Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, Chinesische Keramik, 21 March - 2 May 1965, no. 203.
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