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    Sale 7431

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 89

    A HARDSTONE AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL EMBELLISHED BRUSHPOT

    18TH CENTURY, SIGNED MEIGONG

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    A HARDSTONE AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL EMBELLISHED BRUSHPOT
    18TH CENTURY, SIGNED MEIGONG
    Decorated in mother-of-pearl, soapstone, horn, malachite, coral and silver wire, with moths in various stages of flight around a blossoming prunus tree and rockwork, the reverse with a fourteen-character inscription
    6 in. (17.2cm.) high


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    The inscription reads ye ban meng hui ming yue shang/yi mei su ying guo qiang lai which can be translated as: 'half through the night I awake from my dreams in the moonlight, a swift shadow passes across the wall'

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