17 March 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,250
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A BAMBOO-FORM INK CAKE
JIAQING FOUR-CHARACTER MOLDED MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820)
Formed as a flattened section of bamboo, the ink cake is molded on one side with a pavilion in a bamboo grove with mountains in the background, and the reverse with two gilt inscriptions, one reading Jiaqing nian zhi ('made in the year of Jiaqing'), and the other, Yulinglong Guan ('Exquisite Jade Studio').
4 in. (10.2 cm.) long
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The scene depicted on the ink cake is of the Yulinglong Guan (Exquisite Jade Studio), one of the studios once located inside the Yuanmingyuan in Beijing.
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