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A blue and white ‘Dragon’ meiping, Ming dynasty, Zhengde period. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s

the waisted lower body rising up to high rounded shoulders and a cut-down neck, boldly painted with a five-clawed scaly dragon striding amongst scrolling clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl above turbulent crashing waves, all below a wide band of ruyi-shaped lappets enclosing lotus sprays, the neck encircled by ruyi heads and the foot with a lappet band; 28cm., 11in.

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM