A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

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Lot 217. A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 9.5cm., 3 3/4 inEstimate 20,000 — 30,000 USDLot sold 33,750  USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the globular body rising from a recessed base to a short neck, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, all amidst ruyi-clouds and fire scrolls and between a ruyi band at the base and a lappet collar at the shoulder, the neck with a key-fret band, the base with six-character mark in underglaze-blue.

Provenance: Formerly in a European Private Collection.

Note: For a very similar jar, see one sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 31st May 2010, lot 1986. 

A small Ming blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566)

A small Ming blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566); ; 4 1/2 in. (10.8 cm.) high, Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000Price realised HKD 524,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010

Cf. my post: A small Ming blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566)

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 november 2015