London, South Kensington
16 May 2014
TWO SIMILAR IRON-RED 'DRAGON' CUPS
ONE WITH GUANGXU UNDERGLAZE BLUE SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND PROBABLY OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908), THE OTHER 20TH CENTURY WITH AN APOCRYPHAL GUANGXU UNDERGLAZE BLUE SIX-CHARACTER MARK
Each cup is decorated with two dragons striding amongst flaming pearls and flame scrolls above foaming waves.
2¼ and 2? in. (5.7 and 5.5 cm.) diam.
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