An unusual lime-green ground blue-decorated 'Kui Dragon' glass-imitation wall vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

 

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Lot 3617. An unusual lime-green ground blue-decorated 'Kui Dragon' glass-imitation wall vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.5 cm, 10 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (96,608 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.

modelled with a flat back in the form of a baluster body surmounted by a waisted neck, all atop a trompe l'oeil faux-bois tripod stand, the body superbly decorated in blue with a raised sinuous kui dragon flanked by scrollwork, between bands of ruyi heads and upright petal lappets, all against a lime-green ground simulating overlay glasswork, the base of the stand gilt-inscribed with a six-character seal mark.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019