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Thu, Aug 18, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 227

Two Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Items

Estimate: $200 - $300

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

comprising: lidded barrel form box depicting mythical animals in a sea, stylized wave border, apocryphal six character Da Ming Xuande Nian Zhi mark to base 3-3/4 in.; vase with applied white five claw dragon chasing a flaming pearl in stylized sea, mark to base 10 in.

Note: One of the most iconic depictions in dragon mythology is that of the dragon holding a pearl. Originating from Chinese mythology, the actual meaning of the pearl is a topic of great debate among dragon lovers. In early Chinese mythology stories, dragons controlled water. The moon was symbolic of water, and therefore an desired object for a dragon.

Provenance: Private Collection, Colorado


scratching, scuffing, discoloration, residue, spotting, labels to box, vase with chip to rim, anomalies (as made)