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Of spade shape, carved with a scholar on one side moon-gazing from his pavilion, an assistant by his side, and on the other side with a scholar in a craft carefully maneuvered by his assistant with a large paddle, the scenes divided by trees and rockwork below ruyi lappets at the flaring neck, stopper
2 3/16in. (5.6cm.) high

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For another cinnabar lacquer bottle similarly carved with pairs of figures beneath trees and a ruyi band at the neck, see Humphrey Hui and Christopher Sin, An Imperial Qing Tradition, San Francisco, 1994, Catalogue, p. 167, no. 201

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