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A pair of iron-red ‘Dragon’ cups, Daoguang Seal Marks And Period. Photo Sotheby's

each with a bell-shaped body rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior painted in iron-red with two ferocious five-clawed dragons pacing amongst cloud scrolls on foaming waves, all between underglaze-blue line borders, the base inscribed with a six-character Daoguang seal mark. Quantité: 2 - 6cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 GBP

Provenance: Collection of Austin Tydings, donated to Roland Park County School, Baltimore, Maryland in 1986.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014 -http://www.sothebys.com/