Lot 80. A pair of iron-red 'dragon' wine cups, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908); 6.5cm (2 1/2in) diam. Sold for £ 23,750 (€ 26,623). © Bonhams
Each thinly-potted cup enamelled around the exterior with two striding dragons, one in profile, one with its head turned backwards, in pursuit of flaming pearls above breaking waves.
Provenance: a distinguished European private collection.