Lot 34.4. A Large Blue and White ‘Dragon’ ‘Shou’ Jar, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566. H 51.5cm. Estimate: 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.
Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Affection - Ming Ceramics from the Meiyintang and Distinguished Collection, Hong Kong, 7 October 2019