5 April 2016,
Price realised HKD 275,000
Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000
A PAIR OF PORCELAIN-INLAID CALLIGRAPHIC PANELS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY
The rectangular panels are each inlaid with seven large porcelain characters in cursive script to form a couplet. Each column is followed by two square seals, one reading Cheng Qin Wang, 'Prince Cheng', and the other, Yijin Zhai yin 'Seal of Yijin Zhai', all reserved on a brown textured background within hardwood frames.
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Yijin Zhai is the name of the studio belonging to the Qianlong Emperor's eleventh son, Prince Cheng (1752-1823).