Lot 19. A pair of iron-red octogonal 'Dragon' cups, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850). Diameter 2 1/2 in., 6.4 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's
each painted around the exterior with four roundels of upright dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' amid clouds and flames, the interior with a further dragon roundel, seal mark in iron red.
Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15th-16th November 1988, lot 244.