A large and unusual wucai cylindrical 'dragon' vase, Transitional period, mid-17th century



Lot 1044. A large and unusual wucai cylindrical 'dragon' vase, Transitional period, mid-17th century; 44.5 cm high. Price realised USD 63,000 (Estimate USD 7,000 – USD 10,000)© Christie's Images Ltd 2023

NoteTwo similar wucai vases also decorated with two four-clawed dragons, one ascending and the other descending, are published in J. Ayers, Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, London, 2016, p. 141, nos. 275-76.

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