10 May 2016
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION
A RARE IRON-RED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE DECORATED SQUARE-FORM VASE, GU
WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE WITHIN A RECTANGLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1620)
The vase is decorated to the exterior with five-clawed dragons amidst foliage, with a moulded Buddhist lion head on each side of the mid-section. The mouth rim is surrounded by a key-fret border, with one side enclosing a rectangular panel showing the six-character reign mark.
22 5/8 in. (57.5 cm.) high
From a private English collection.
Formerly in a private collection in New York, acquired prior to 1941.
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