Lot 314. A green-enamelled 'Dragon' jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,040 - USD 39,060). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The ovoid jar is outlined to the exterior in underglaze blue and enamelled in green with two five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst flames and ruyi-head shaped clouds. The shoulder is decorated with a band of the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang. The cover is similarly decorated with a dragon in pursuit.
Provenance: Private European Collection.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019