Chinese imperial green-enamelled dragon jar of ovoid form, decorated with two five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amongst ruyi-head clouds and flames beneath a wide band of the ba xian on the shoulder and above a band of lappets at the foot.
20.3cm high.
The base with six-character sealmark of Jiaqing in underglaze blue and of the period, 1796-1820. Wood cover.

  • From the Poniatowski family collection and by direct descent since the 19th century.
  • Another Jiaqing jar and cover is illustrated by Marchant in their exhibition of Nineteenth Century Mark and Period Porcelain, 1991, no. 8, p. 19; another was sold by Sotheby Parke Bernet (Hong Kong) Ltd. in their auction of The Edward T. Chow Collection, Part Three, Ming and Qing Porcelain and Works of Art, 19th May 1981, no. 538.
  • A Qianlong example from the Hele family collection, Norway, was included by Marchant in their Recent Acquisitions catalogue, 2011, no. 36, pp. 74/5; another, is illustrated by Ho Kan Chuen, Anita Wong Ying Fong and Tang Hoi Chiu in Chinese Porcelain, The S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, pl. 114.
  • Included by Marchant in their exhibition Chinese Ceramics Tang to Qing, 2014, no. 55, pp. 110-111.

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