27 November 2007,
Price realised HKD 211,500
Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 100,000
A FINELY PAINTED FAMILLE ROSE FIGURAL CUP
JIAQING IRON-RED FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820)
Finely enamelled and highlighted in iron-red and gilt with the seated figure of the poet Libo reclining pensively on a bundle of scrolls beside a wine jar and ewer, his turquoise robes detailed with intricate designs and falling into folds at his feet, flanked by two lengthy inscriptions and a flowering lotus stem
3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) diam.
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Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 14 November 1989, lot 306 (one of two).
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