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Lot 64. An underglaze blue and copper-red vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 13 3/16 in., 33.4 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USDLot sold 40,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's

painted in copper-red with four dragons striding through a continuous lotus meander in underglaze blue above a band of lotus petals around the base, the tall flaring neck with bands of tassels pendent fromruyi-heads and above upright plantain leaves. 

Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw

Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 28th-29th April 1996, lot 746.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012