Fantastical Pair of Kangxi Dragon Libation Cups #7791 Sold
What color, exuberance, and symbolism in such small, personal objects! This pair of Chinese porcelain Kangxi period libation cups are finely modeled and decorated with dragon figures and designs with both the handle and the spout of each cup supported by a pair of dragons set against a detailed ground of Famille Verte enamel colors. The dragon symbolizes great power, strength, authority, and good luck with special powers over water, typhoons, rainfall, and floods. Measuring 4 1/2″ wide by 2″ tall and in remarkably good condition with only small rim frits and chips and a line to the edge of one lip, otherwise the detailed handles and dragon figures have survived the centuries unscathed. Kangxi period, circa 1700. $1,950.00 each, although they look better as a pair.