17 September 2008
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.
Old English collection, acquired in the 1960s.
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