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Lot 0114
Dimensions: 1-1/4" H x 7-7/8" Dia.

Chinese Ming Dynasty Longqing porcelain brush washer. Potted in shallow round vessel form, with broad wide central interior, low steep side raised from wide broad cavetto, rounded cavetto gently tapering to open wide, with a slightly flared lip and shallow draft. All reserved hand painted ornamentations are rendered in deep blue underglaze base color which contrast against the cobalt blue and ruby-red fine color. The Interior center medallion adorned with five claws imperial dragon soaring amidst flames, vapor, scrolling ruyi clouds with face and upper right appendage outstretched toward the heavens. Vigorous dragons chasing flaming pearl amidst flames against cobalt blue cresting wavy Lishui water. The backdrop depicts swirling wind and fire painted atop a beautiful white underglaze, enclosed with double fine blue rings lines. The exterior decorated with same hand painted interspersed with scrolling tendril. Dragon is the symbol of the Emperor, the Son of Heaven, eternity, Yang and Yin, male vigor and fecundity, the Li-Shui wave pattern which is known to be the abode of dragons. This inadvertently gave texture, energy, and shading to the design. The clay is very fine, with a brilliant glaze finish that was applied by a meticulous, the shape is uniformly proportioned.
Mark on under base, a vertical six underglaze blue script characters reign mark, enclosed within double fine rings, Longqing Reign Period of Great Ming Dynasty.


Over all in EXCELLENT condition.
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Estimate $3,000 - $4,000
$5502 bids
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