Lot 11. A rare white-glazed handled jar, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Width 10 1/8 in., 25.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's.
the compressed globular body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a wide neck, applied to the shoulder with a pair of dragon handles, each modeled with an arched spine extending to a bifurcated tail, covered overall with a smooth white glaze, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue.
Note: See a closely related example with the handles decorated in puce enamel, illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art. Chinese Ceramics IV. Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1995, cat. no. 161.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 Sep 2017, 10:00 AM