24 juin 2018

A fine iron-red 'dragon' cup, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

A fine iron-red 'dragon' cup, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

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Lot 3733. A fine iron-red 'dragon' cup, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); diameter 7.9 cm., 3 1/8  in. Estimate 160,000 — 200,000 HKD (45,982 — 68,974 EUR). Lot sold 200,000 HKD (71,847 EUR). Photo Sotheby's

with finely potted sides rising steeply from a short foot to a slightly flared rim, the exterior enamelled in iron-red with two dragons grasping for flaming pearls with outstretched talons, one with head turned back looking over its shoulder, with cresting waves around the base, the mouth and foot with borders drawn in underglaze blue, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark.

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 07 oct. 2015


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