Lot 265. Eight iron-red 'dragon' wine cups, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850). Height 1 7/8 in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's
each finely potted with steep sides and everted rim, painted with two striding five-clawed dragons amid clouds above foaming waves, all between underglaze blue double-line borders at the rim and foot, seal mark in underglaze blue, fitted wood box (9).
Provenance: Collection of Austin Tydings, donated to the Rowland Park County School in 1986.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012