A pair of iron-red 'dragon' wine cups. Guangxu six-character marks and of the period

Each thinly-potted cup finely painted around the exterior in iron-red enamel with two ferocious five-clawed dragons, depicted in flight amongst flaming pearls and above a band of crashing waves. 5.9cm (2¼in) diam. (2). Estimate: £3,000 - 3,500


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