London, South Kensington
15 May 2008
A blue and white porcelain inkstone with Ji-chi-mu wood cover, 17th Century
of cylindrical form, painted to the sides with twin dragons in-flight amongst thunderbolts and chasing flaming pearls, the concave ink palette to the top surrounded by a ringed depression with lobed water trough to one side, underglaze blue mark to base reading 'Yu tang jia qi' (Beautiful vessel of the Jade Hall) -- 7in. (17.7cm.) wide.
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