18 juin 2019

A pair of iron-red 'dragon' wine cups, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908)

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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.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014


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