PROPERTY FROM A WESTCHESTER PRIVATE COLLECTION
A SMALL BLUE AND WHITE DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
Of double-gourd form and with a pair of ruyi-scepter handles, the vase is raised on a square foot and decorated in underglaze blue on either side of the flattened lower body with a pair of descending dragons flanking a shou character. The long curling tails trail up the neck on either side of a bat. The vase is further decorated with a narrow ruyi border at the mouth. The base is inscribed with a Jiaqing seal mark in underglaze blue.
6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.), high
Acquired in New York, ca. 1970-71.