Lot 160 , A large Chinese blue and white baluster 'dragon' jar, Daoguang period (1821-50), 48cm high
A large Chinese blue and white baluster 'dragon' jar, Daoguang period (1821-50),
the shoulder applied with four lion-masks, boldly painted with scaly dragons chasing a flaming pearl amid clouds and flames, above a band of waves, unglazed base,
Very feint hairline crack, vertical, approx. 15cm., visible at interior and not visible at exterior; small chip to edge of neckrim, approx. 5 x 5mm.; one of the shoulder masks forehead grazed, approx. 10 x 4mm.; series of vertical scratches at one area at broadest point of vase’s circumference, not serious. Generally good.
Sold for £1,200