A PAIR OF UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND IRON-RED DECORATED 'DRAGON' CUPS
LATE QING DYNASTY
each deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a gently flared rim, painted to the exterior with two striding dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, amidst ruyi clouds and above a lappet border, the base with an apocryphal yang he tang zhi hall mark ('Made in the Hall of Nurturing Harmony') within a double square in black enamel
Diameter of each 6.1 cm, 2⅜ in.
Both footrims have tiny nicks, apart from that they are in good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."