by John H
(New Jersey, USA)
I purchased this ceramic 5 claw dragon at an estate auction near Margaretville, NY in 1976.
I have no documentation that speaks for his authenticity or origins. What I do know is that the 5 claw dragon is known as an imperial dragon and could possibly be from the 17th century, or made afterwards as a replica of the original concept. Unfortunately I have no idea of his real value , history or pedigree.
He is known as LUNG for dragon .
I look forward to any insights that you can give me on his background and value.
Base is 13” long x 8” wide
Overall length is 16” and 9” High
5 toes on each foot
No identifying marks that I can see.
He is in perfect condition , , no broken parts or chips and the glaze is bright and clean.
The colors are vibrant.
His photos and a small video can be seen at the following Link to Picasa album, no sign on or passwords are necessary.