The Property of a Lady
A rare blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' vase
Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Of slender baluster form rising from a slightly splayed foot, with short cylindrical neck, finely painted around the sides in rich tones of underglaze blue with a striding five-clawed dragon and a phoenix in full flight amidst scrolling lingzhi borne on leafy tendrils, with a border of upright lappets at the foot, and a border of ruyi heads at the neck.
27.1cm (10¾in) high