Lot 222. A famille-verte 'Dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 10 7/8 in., 27.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's.
the slender ovoid body tapering towards the base, surmounted by a cylindrical neck rising to a flared rim, painted with a coiled dragon amongst clouds and flames, in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the body of the dragon in green, iron-red and yellow, the neck painted with bamboo.
Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York (according to label).
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013