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A SMALL IRON-RED-DECORATED 'DRAGON' WINE CUP
A SMALL IRON-RED-DECORATED 'DRAGON' WINE CUP

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

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A SMALL IRON-RED-DECORATED 'DRAGON' WINE CUP
TONGZHI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1862-1874)
The delicately potted cup is decorated to the exterior with two dragons, one facing forwards and the other glancing backwards, chasing flaming pearls surrounded by scrolling clouds, all between a band of waves to the foot and a double line to the mouth rim.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Property of a Nordic Gentleman.

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Compare the current lot to a pair of iron-red-decorated 'dragon' cups, also with Tongzhi marks and of the period, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 26 November 2014, lot 3334.

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