A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

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Lot 131. A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620); 13.7 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

vividly painted around the exterior in bright tones of cobalt with two five-clawed dragons striding amongst clouds above a wavy sea, all between a band of flower blooms with scrolling foliage below the neck and upright lappets at the foot, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character mark within a double-circle, wood cover. Quantity: 2.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30 AM