Sold in our London Rooms, 6 December 1993, the Property from a European Collection.
Compare the very similar turquoise-glazed example from the Beijing Palace Museum, illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong, p. 455, pl. 137 together with a a comparable dragon on a large celadon-glazed bottle vase p. ???, pl. ???.
Related examples include a white-glazed bottle vase with a carved dragon design from the S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection illustrated in the Catalogue, vol. I, pl. 135. A celadon-glazed globular vase with a very similar design, but without a reign mark, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, Kodansha Series, vol. 11, col. pl. 29; another is illustrated by Bushell, Oriental Ceramic Art, fig. 183. Compare also the vase without a mark, sold in Hong Kong, 15 May 1990, lot 77. Cf. also, the Yongzheng period jar under a pale blue glaze illustrated in Zhongguo Meishu Quanji, Ceramics, vol. 3, p. 162.
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Another example formerly part of the Fonthill Heirlooms sold in our London Rooms, ???? 1971, lot ???.