A Finely Enamelled Wucai “Dragon” Jar Mark, Ming Dynasty, Period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

ITEM CODE: M302602

The vessel is well proportioned with a short straight neck and a low foot ring, vividly painted in intense tones of the wucai palette with two five-clawed dragons, one red and one green, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' among stylised clouds above waves crashing over rocks, and above lotus lappets at the bottom. all below unglazed neck and colourful yellow peony flowers and green leafs draping over the shoulder, the cap is decorated with a phoenix among colourful cloud over waves, the base inscribed with an underglaze blue six-character reign mark within a double ring;
16.0 cm. (6.2 in.) high

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