Lot 707. A wucai gu-form 'Dragon' vase, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.
The bulbous midsection is decorated with pheasants amidst ornamental rocks surrounded by flowering plants, and flanked above and below by five-clawed dragons in different colors.
Provenance: Russell Tyson (1867-1963) Collection, Chicago.
The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1964.