20 March 2001
An Unusual Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue-Decorated Celadon-Glazed Bottle Vase
The bulbous body painted in bright tones of copper red with a blue-eyed dragon racing amidst clouds in pursuit of the flaming pearl on the shoulder, with further flames ascending the tall, slender neck, all reserved on a soft celadon ground
16in. (40.7cm.) high
The Collection of Frederick J. and Antoinette H. Van Slyke, Sotheby's New York, 31 May 1989, lot 195.
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A very similar bottle vase from the H. M. Knight Collection was included in the O.C.S. exhibition, The Arts of the Ch'ing Dynasty, London, 1964, no. 102.
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