14 December 2000,
Price realised GBP 15,862
GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE LACQUER AND BLANC DE CHINE PORCELAIN INKWELL
The porcelain Kangxi (1662-1722)
Of cartouche shape, the black and gilt lacquer depicting a house amidst a mountainous landscape, the S-scroll and acanthus base surmounted by three shaped bowls with relief floral decoration, two of them with inset inkwell liners, within foliate borders, the underside of the base with inventory label numbered K738/I161
13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20 cm.) deep
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