Lot 3141. A fine blue and white ‘Dragon’ vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 23.5 cm., 9 1/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013
the ovoid body rising to a waisted neck, painted in vivid blue tones with two ferocious dragons writhing amongst flame wisps in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', the neck with a band of swirls below a band of circles, the base with an artemisia leaf within a double ring.
Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, London, 1975.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong, 08 april 2013