Lot 3664. A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619); 20.9 cm., 8 1/4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD( EUR) . Lot sold 325,000 HKD (37,361 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's
the ovoid sides rising to broad shoulders below a tapering neck, painted with two fierce five-clawed dragons flying through a dense design of lotus scrolls, all between a band of stylised ruyi below the neck and upright lappets at the foot, the neck encircled with a frieze of lotus scrolls, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character mark within a double-circle.
Provenance: An old Japanese collection.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 07 oct. 2015, 02:30 PM