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AN IRON-RED AND UNDERGLAZE BLUE 'DRAGON' WINE CUP AND STAND
AN IRON-RED AND UNDERGLAZE BLUE 'DRAGON' WINE CUP AND STAND

YUYAN SHUWU FOUR-CHARACTER HALL MARK IN BLACK ENAMEL, QIANLONG/JIAQING PERIOD (1736-1820)

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AN IRON-RED AND UNDERGLAZE BLUE 'DRAGON' WINE CUP AND STAND
YUYAN SHUWU FOUR-CHARACTER HALL MARK IN BLACK ENAMEL, QIANLONG/JIAQING PERIOD (1736-1820)
The cup is decorated with a pair of iron-red, five-clawed dragons, each in pursuit of a flaming pearl and striding amidst clouds above a small lotus-lappet band. The stand is similarly decorated around a central stylized shou character, and the exterior has a lotus-lappet band.
Cup 1 7/8 (4.7 cm.) diam., stand 4¾ in. (12.2 cm.) diam. (2)

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Yuyan Shuwu, 'The Library of Washing Inkstone', is a hall mark used in the Yongzheng and Qianlong periods. A set of four blue and white and copper-red wine cups with this mark but written in underglaze-blue were sold at Christie's New York, 15-16 September 2011, lot 1529.

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