Lot 941
  • 941

FOUR ENAMELED PORCELAIN CRICKET FIGHTING WARES QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 USD
Sold
6,000 USD
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Description

  • Porcelain
  • Diameter of largest 4 7/8  in., 12.3 cm
comprising: a heavily potted jar and cover (douguan) used as an arena for cricket fighting, decorated with bamboo reeds, the base with a four-character mark in iron-red reading Delitang zhi; the second a matching plate (shuipai) used to record the basic information of the fighting cricket, such as the name, purchase date, place of origin, weight, winning history, etc., decorated to one side with a grid and the other with bamboo; the third a small water tray (shuiyu), decorated with bamboo and dragon, the back with a four-character mark in iron-red reading Debentang zhi; the fourth a fan-shaped cage and cover (guolong) used to be placed in the breeding jar, set to each end with a door-shaped opening that allows the insect access, decorated with flowers and butterflies on a stippled ground (6)
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