22 March 2002
A Pair of Porcelain Models of Dragons
Arita Ware, Kakiemon Style, Edo period (late 17th century)
Decorated in polychrome enamels over a transparent glaze and modelled as dragons looking skyward with teeth bared, clutching a jewel in one paw and holding a scepter in the coils of their tails
7¼in. (18.5cm.) high (2)
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Similar dragons were sold Christie's, London, 19 November, 1985, lot 572 and 5 March, 1986, lot 453.
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