29 May 2007
AN UNUSUAL COPPER-RED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE DECORATED JAR
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
Of globular form, painted in copper-red and underglaze-blue with a pair of five-clawed dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' across an ocean of rolling waves, below a border at the rim of five panels each enclosing a character, together reading Long Zhu Cang Hai Zun, the name of the jar, vessel with dragons and pearls in the ocean.
7¼in. (18.5cm.) wide, box and stand
Edward T. Chow, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 May 1994, lot 188
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