AN IMPERIAL ‘DRAGON’ RUYI-RIMMED INK CAKE 
AN IMPERIAL ‘DRAGON’ RUYI-RIMMED INK CAKE 
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AN IMPERIAL ‘DRAGON’ RUYI-RIMMED INK CAKE 

QIANLONG MOULDED SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) 

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AN IMPERIAL ‘DRAGON’ RUYI-RIMMED INK CAKE 
QIANLONG MOULDED SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) 
The large and thick ink cake is moulded with a central medallion depicting a five-clawed dragon. The reverse is decorated with a two-character inscription to the centre, yumo, ‘Imperial Ink Cake’.
6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) wide 
Provenance
Acquired in San Francisco in 1970s and thence by descent within the family

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Yucuixuan is part of the architectural complex of Ningshou Gong, ‘Palace of Tranquil Longevity’ in the Forbidden City, which was designed to be the Qianlong Emperor’s retirement paradise. 

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