Bottle vase with compressed body and cylindrical ﬂared neck applied with a bifid-tailed chilong dragon holding a branch in its mouth, covered in a rich cream glaze.
4 ¾ inches, 12.2 cm high.
Late Ming dynasty, circa 1630.
- Formerly in The Ulmann Collection.
- Formerly in an English private collection.
- Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 1994, no. 104, p. 68.
- Another, in Burghley House, England, is illustrated by Gordon Lang in Chinese and Japanese Porcelain from The Collection of the Earls of Exeter, 1984, no. 227, p. 88; a further example in The Dresden Inventory of the Royal
- Collections of Saxony in 1721, now in The Dresden Museum, Johannaeum no. N21, is described as ‘1 small bottle with a lizard round the slender neck’.