A 'soft-paste' relief-decorated moon flask, 18th century

Lot 228. A 'soft-paste' relief-decorated moon flask, 18th century. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,933 - USD 6,555). Price realised GBP 6,875 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The vase is incised to either side with a sinuous dragon amongst ruyi-form clouds. It is covered in a creamy-white glaze suffused with a dense network of crackles. There is an apocryphal Song dynasty mark to the base.

Provenance: Property of a Nordic Gentleman. 

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 7 November 2017, London