Lot 3707. A fine pair of iron-red dragon cups, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 4.8 cm., 1 7/8 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 600,000 HKD (61,191 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s
each delicately potted with with steep sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, the exterior painted with iron-red enamel depicting a pair of five-clawed dragons soaring sinuously amongst ruyi-shaped clouds above cresting waves, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark.