Lot 3141. A fine pair of small blue and white stemcups, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 6.9 cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.
each well potted with a wide cup of shallow rounded form, the exterior delicately painted with six kui dragons in various positions, set below a band of small florets made of small dots, the interior left undecorated, the base skirted by a plantain leaf collar, set on a tall splayed sealed foot, decorated with a band of key-fret at the top and further dotted florets around the foot, the base of the foot marked with a six-character reign mark, wooden stands.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011