Lot 351. A blue and white 'Six-dragon' vase, Shendetang zhi four-character mark in iron-red, Daoguang period (1821-1850); 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 104,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015.
The vase has an oviform body rising to a tall tapering neck with a flaring mouth, all supported on a short ring foot. The exterior is decorated with six writhing dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst clouds and flames, all above a key-fret band above the foot rim.
CHRISTIE'S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 10 November 2015, London, King Street