A rare blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Mark and period of Wanli

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A rare blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Mark and period of Wanli. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD (23,344 - 35,016 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

the ovoid sides rising to broad shoulders below a tapering neck, painted with two fierce five-clawed dragons flying through a dense design of lotus scrolls, all between a band of stylised ruyi below the neck and upright lappets at the foot, the neck encircled with a frieze of lotus scrolls, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character mark within a double-circle - 20.9 cm., 8 1/4  in.

ProvenanceAn old Japanese collection

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 07 oct. 2015, 02:30 PM