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Lot 75

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China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, rough perfs. unknown Setting, vertical pair, variety imperforate between, intact perforations all round, deep vibrant red colour approaching the deep Venetian red shade, on fresh white paper, lightly cancelled by Peking seal in blue, paper adherences on reverse and tone spot at right affecting two perfs., very fine and choice. A great rarity, and one of the most important varieties of the Large Dragons. Chan 11g.
Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,000,000


THERE ARE ONLY FOUR IMPERFORATE BETWEEN PAIRS OF THE 3 CANDARINS WHICH HAVE SURVIVED. ALL ARE FROM UNKNOWN SETTINGS AND ARE USED.

 
Realized HK$ 1,840,000



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