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A Rare Copper-Red 'Dragon and Phoenix' Moonflask. Jiaqing Seal Mark And Period. Photo Sotheby's

painted to each side with a dragon and phoenix amidst peony blossoms and leafy branches around a central raised boss with a 'flaming pearl', the spreading foot and sides decorated with similar peony scrolls below ruyi suspending tassels, the cylindrical neck flanked by dragon-scroll handles, seal mark in underglaze blue. Height 7 1/8 in., 18 cm. Estimation: 20,000 - 30,000 USD - Lot. Vendu 68,500 USD

PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 12th December 1989, lot 382.Christie's Swire Hong Kong, 8th October 1990, lot 558.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 11 sept. 2012 www.sotheby's.com