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Qing dynasty (1644-1912), a unique and very fine porcelain jar carved to exterior with a whiskered dragon having large expressive eyes swimming through swirling waves with parts of his body peaking through the combed curls of water, large crazing throughout the container, with fitted copper bronze ring to protect rim, may have been a seal paste or rouge container.
7/8 in., 2 3/8 in. diameter
Private estate in Bar Harbor, Maine
C.T. Loo & Co., Paris label to interior.
C.T. Loo was one of the most important dealers of Chinese and Southeast Asian art of the first half of the twentieth century, with branches in Paris and New York that supplied museums and private collectors worldwide.
Only lower portion of box; later fitted copper bronze ring to rim; some red staining from previously stored seal or rouge paste in the box; pronounced crazing visible through the carved porcelain.
$500 - 1,000