Lot 1234. An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' brush washer, 18th century, 6 ¼ in. (15.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The compressed bombé body raised on a tall foot is incised on the exterior with two four-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls above waves, and is covered overall with a bright yellow glaze and incised with an apocryphal Xuande mark on the base.
Provenance: Isaac Voron Collection.
Allen J. Mercher Collection, no. 353.
Yamanaka and Co., New York, 1948.
Property from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, New York.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York