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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1881

    A VERY RARE YELLOW GLASS AND JAPANESE LACQUER-INSET BRUSHPOT

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    A VERY RARE YELLOW GLASS AND JAPANESE LACQUER-INSET BRUSHPOT
    LATE QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
    Of thick square section with canted corners, the narrow sides moulded in shallow relief with scrolling lotus, the broad sides with recessed rectangular panels inset with Japanese lacquer plaques decorated in gold hiramakie, nashiji and hirame on a roironuri ground, one depicting Chokkaro Sennin seated on rockwork while expelling air that will become a mule, the others with an ox and attendant, Immortal and landscape, the glass of even egg-yolk-yellow tone the base carved with a Qianlong four-character mark within a square
    5½ in. (13.9 cm.) high


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    A Beijing enamel snuff bottle inset with a similar gilt-lacquer panel bearing a Kangxi yuzhi mark is illustrated in Snuff Bottles in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Tapei, 1991, no. 3.

    It is not clear if the panels which appear to be complete compositions were made specifically for this brushpot which is typical of the size, or whether they were reduced from a table screen. The latter seems more probable.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the dating in Chinese caption in incorrect.