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5364 | Qianlong period, Qing dynasty A RARE BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON’ JAR

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON’ JAR

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Size: D27cm

Signed and dated: Qianlong period, Qing dynasty

Estimate: No Reserve

Final Price: RMB 1,000,000


Qianlong Six-Character Mark
PROVENANCE
· The Si Yue Tang Collection
REFERENCE
· The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, pp.274
· Qing porcelains from the imperial kilns preserved in the Palace Museum, vol. 1, pt.2, Beijing, 2005, pp.116, pl. 47
The jardiniere is potted with steeply rounded sides rising to a gently lipped rim, painted around the body with a pair of five-clawed dragons striding among clouds above a band of foaming waves, the slightly concave base with an unglazed ring encircling a further recessed-central medallion, with a six-character Qianlong reign seal mark in underglaze blue. This kind of small jardinere usually used in literati’s study room, created initially during the Xuande period in Ming dynasty. Similar examples can be found in collection in Nanjing Museum and Shanghai Antique store, see Imperial Treasures— Chinese Porcelains of Imperial Kilns, pp. 274, and Qingdai Ciqi Shangjian, pp. 156, pl.199; see another example in the collection of S. Marchant & Sons.