Lot 3588. A Small Blue And White ‘Dragon’ Jardiniere, Seal Mark And Period Of Qianlong (1736-1795). H 23.7cm. Sold for HKD 1,200,000 /USD 153,846 (Estimate HKD 650,000 - 950,000/USD 83,333 - 121,795). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited
The jardinière is potted with the steeply rounded sides rising to a gently lipped rim. The exterior is painted around the body in vibrant and rich cobalt-blue tone with a pair of five-clawed dragons striding among clouds above a band of foaming waves. The slightly concave base with an unglazed ring encircles a further recessed-central medallion, inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue.
Provenance: The Meiyintang Collection
Poly Auction. A Romance Among Blooming Roses: The Meiyintang Collection of Three Dynasties Imperial Ceramics, Hong Kong, 2 December 2021