4 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A FINE SMALL FAMILLE ROSE BOOK-FORM BRUSHPOT
IRON-RED YUYAN SHUWU MARK, PROBABLY QIANLONG (1736-75)
In the form of an open book, the exterior enamelled in blue, pink and red overall with a design of dotted lozenges, the interior and base turquoise enamelled below the gilt rim
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high
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Yuyan Shuwu, 'The Library of Bathing Inkstone', is a hall mark used in the Qianlong period. A pair of blue and white and underglaze red dishes with this mark was sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 31 Oct 1994, lot 603.
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