Early Qing dynasty Of cylindrical form resting on a flattened base with a raised ridge encircling the mid-section of the body, finished with a spout and C-shaped handle formed by the arched body of a chi dragon, completed with a lid surmounted by a feathery bird shaped knob. 14cm wide.
A closely related cylindrical winepot, with three chi dragons as the main decoration, is preserved in the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, illustrated in Ayers, Blanc de Chine: Divine Images in Porcelain, New York, 2002, p.70, no.21. For an example of this type sold at auction, see Christie's New York, 13 September 2012, lot 1494.
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