6 November 2007
A HARDSTONE AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL EMBELLISHED BRUSHPOT
18TH CENTURY, SIGNED MEIGONG
Decorated in mother-of-pearl, soapstone, horn, malachite, coral and silver wire, with moths in various stages of flight around a blossoming prunus tree and rockwork, the reverse with a fourteen-character inscription
6 in. (17.2cm.) high
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The inscription reads ye ban meng hui ming yue shang/yi mei su ying guo qiang lai which can be translated as: 'half through the night I awake from my dreams in the moonlight, a swift shadow passes across the wall'
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