A blue and white 'dragon' jar, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

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Lot 3713. A blue and white 'dragon' jar, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's.

the exterior decorated with a pair of five-clawed dragons, each rendered in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all between stylised bands of pendent and upright petal lappets encircling the shoulder and foot, all below a 'classic' scroll band collaring the neck, the slightly countersunk unglazed base centred with a sunken glazed medallion inscribed with an underglaze-blue six-character reign mark within a double-circle; 23.2 cm, 9 1/8  in.

Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 18th September 2007, lot 248

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 05 oct. 2016, 02:30 PM