FINE IRON-RED DRAGON BOTTLE VASE
SHEN DE TANG ZHI MARK, DAOGUANG PERIOD
decorated with five sinuous five-clawed dragons amongst scrolling clouds between a ruyi-head band to the gilt mouth rim and a keyfret border to the foot ring, four-character mark to the base
Estimate £ 6,000-8,000
Shen De Tang is the 'Hall of Prudent Virtue', the main residence of the Daoguang Emperor that was completed at the Imperial Palace in 1831. Porcelain items made for this hall are marked Shen De Tang Zhi.