8 November 2016
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' JAR
WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)
The globular jar is decorated around the exterior with four shaped cartouches divided by scrolling flowers and foliage, each enclosing a five-clawed scaly dragon amidst stylised clouds.
8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) wide.
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See a similar Wanli mark and period blue and white jar which was sold at Sotheby's London, 10 November 2010, lot 27.
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