Ming Blue and White
A fine and large blue and white 'dragon' jar
Wanli six-character mark and of the period
The powerfully potted jar of large ovoid form surmounted by an everted lip, vividly painted in brilliant tones of underglaze-blue with a pair of mighty five-clawed dragons with long scaly bodies, depicted writhing amidst flame scroll alongside a stylised shou character above a band of jagged rocks and below a band of scrolling foliage, firing crack to base.
53cm (20 3/4in) high.