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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 525

    A FINE IRON-RED-DECORATED BELL-SHAPED CUP

    TONGZHI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1862-1874)

    Price Realised  

    A FINE IRON-RED-DECORATED BELL-SHAPED CUP
    TONGZHI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1862-1874)
    The deep sides finely painted with two five-clawed dragons racing amidst flames above a band of wind-tossed waves in pursuit of flaming pearls
    2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam.


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    A pair of similar Tongzhi mark and period wine cups was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 1 May 1995, lot 655.

    Provenance

    Old English collection, acquired in the 1960s.