London, South Kensington
10 May 2006
A doucai wine cup, iron-red Daoguang seal mark and of the period
Painted with a band of longevity characters beneath a swastika alternating with ribboned lingzhi, above a flowering scroll and a band of lotus petal panels -- 2 5/8 in. (6.5 cm.) diam.
Purchased in London, 19 February 1983.
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