The Property of a European Lady
A blue and white stem cup
Jiajing six-character mark and of the period
Typically painted around the exterior beneath a turned-over rim with two five-clawed dragons, their backs incised with simulated scales, striding in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl trailing a long fire scroll, above scattered cloud coils and a band of cloud-collar lappets, the interior with a central roundel of a full-faced five-clawed dragon, the mark written in blue within the hollow foot.
10.5cm (4¼in) high