Lot 722. A green-enameled and underglaze blue 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's 2021
The ovoid body is decorated with two dragons amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls, between a band of petal lappets below and a ruyi border above, all below the bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, on the shoulder. The cover is decorated with a dragon roundel within a single-line border, and a band of ruyi-heads on the sides.
Note: A similar Qianlong mark and period green-enameled jar and cover is illustrated in Porcelain of the National Palace Museum. Enamelled Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1969, pp. 66-67, pl. 13.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 18 march 2021