17 octobre 2019

A Large Blue and White ‘Dragon’ ‘Shou’ Jar, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566

A Large Blue and White ‘Dragon’ ‘Shou’ Jar, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566

A Large Blue and White ‘Dragon’ ‘Shou’ Jar, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566

Lot 34.4. A Large Blue and White ‘Dragon’ ‘Shou’ Jar, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566H 51.5cmEstimate: 400,000-600,000 HKD (USD 50,981 - 76,472). Sold Price: 613,600 HKD (USD 78,205)© Poly Auction Hong Kong

The heavily-potted body is painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with a five-clawed dragons racing amidst clouds and flames above turbulent waves crashing against pointed rocks, decorated with branches twisted to form the character shou (‘longevity'), and a further ruyi band below. The base is inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.

Provenance1. The Meiyintang Collection, Switzerland
2. Christie's Hong Kong, 16-17 January 1989, lot. 596.

Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Affection - Ming Ceramics from the Meiyintang and Distinguished Collection, Hong Kong, 7 October  2019


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