18 septembre 2019

A rare and unusual large green-glazed and iron-red-decorated moulded 'dragon' vase, 18th-19th century

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Lot 765. A rare and unusual large green-glazed and iron-red-decorated moulded 'dragon' vase, 18th-19th century; 23 ½ in. (59.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000Price realised USD 337,500© Christie's Image Ltd 2019.

 The vase is molded in relief with two sinuous, five-clawed dragons decorated in iron-red and gilt, amidst rolling green-glazed waves with frothy white-enameled crests.

ProvenanceMrs. Howell H. Howard Collection, Barrington, Illinois.
The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1962.

Note: A virtually identical vase, also dated 18th-19th century was sold at Christie's New York, March 2011, lot 1833.

Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art Institute of Chicago, New York, 12 September 2019


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