• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 277

    TEN IRON-RED-DECORATED 'DRAGON' CUPS

    ALL QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TEN IRON-RED-DECORATED 'DRAGON' CUPS
    ALL QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
    Comprising two with Tongzhi underglaze blue six-character marks and of the period (1862-74); two with Guangxu underglaze blue six-character marks and of the period; two with Guangxu iron-red six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908); four with Xuantong underglaze blue six-character marks and of the period (1908-11); all of inverted bell-form and finely painted around the exterior with two dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl above a band of crashing waves at the base
    Highest 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.), fitted box (10)


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