Because of the huge difference of the firing temperatures of both colors, most underglazed iron red painting would be melted together and lose its strokes and shapes. Take a look at our close up pictures of the dragon of this vase, every stroke is clear.
It has some small green spot, evidence of true underglazed iron red color. The dragon wrapped its body around the globular body and neck of this vase.
The blue cloud around the dragon is painted with different style than other vase you have probably seen. Without any major strokes, the cloud is actually formed with many small dots. Top and bottom is still decorated with traditional waves of the oceans. Underneath it has a 6 character seal mark. It's in good condition without any major imperfection, only normal wear and tear.
It measures 18-3/4 or 47.6cm tall. This is truly a museum quality collectible. Any serious collector shouldn't miss this one.
If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know. Make Sure You Don't Miss Our Other Auctions!The item "Important Chinese Blue and White Underglazed Red Enamel Dragon Porcelain Vase" is in sale since Friday, August 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "zero-distance" and is located in Livermore, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.