London, South Kensington
10 May 2006
Shiy De Jinn, two pottery beakers
Each of tapering form, covered in black-lavender mottled glaze on the exterior, with a biscuit-ground cameo decorated with an equestrian figure, incised Shiy Ke ("engraved by Shiy") -- maximum 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) high. (2)
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The decoration on lots 219-221 inclusive were inspired by Han tomb paintings and appear on a book-cover designed by Shiy De Jinn for an unpublished manuscript by Mr. Andrew Franklin titled Envoys to China.
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