A Large Blue and White Porcelain
Dragon and Phoenix
the heavily potted body of circular form, raised on a short straight foot, surmounted by a recessed neck flanked by a pair of blue glazed kuilong-form handles, each side painted with a dragon and a phoenix in profile chasing a flaming pearl amongst clouds, enclosed by lotus scrolls and between a ruyi band and rows of lappet leaves, the mouth and the foot decorated with rushing waves, the underside incised with an apocryphal Qianlong six-character mark in underglaze blue.
Height 18 x 13 1/2 in., 45 x 34 cm.
Overall very good condition with no apparent chips, hairlines or restoration. A few chips to the mouth rim, two firing cracks, one to a handle and one to the narrow side.
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