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5369 | Jiajing-wanli period, Ming dynasty A BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON’ BOWL

A BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON’ BOWL

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Size: D13.5cm

Signed and dated: Jiajing-wanli period, Ming dynasty

Estimate: No Reserve

Final Price: RMB 80,000


Jinfushangyong Four-Character Mark
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The bowl is potted with shallow rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, the interior with a domed central painted in underglaze blue with a five-clawed dragon in profile, the body with two dragons writhing amongst scrolling clouds above underglaze-blue turbulent waves cresting with foams, all within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with two dragons above waves chasing the pearl, inscribed to the base with a four-character mark read ‘Jinfushangyong (Exclusively made for the Jin’s Mansion)’ within a double circle. The mark is rarely seen, compared with similar wares which are mostly marked with six-character Wanli reign mark.