Please note that this lot is no longer being sold with a wood stand.
The estimate for this lot (27) has been revised from 5,000 - 7,000 USD to 2,500 - 3,500 USD.
Please note that scientific observation by a third-party expert has confirmed that the necklace comprising the circular, globular beads is not rhinoceros horn, but is rather the horn of another animal, perhaps water buffalo. The other two necklaces are rhinoceros horn.
The glass window pane on the left side was cracked and replaced.
Note the additional provenance: Sotheby's New York, 31st May and 1st June 1994, lot 491.
Please note that the translation of the inscription provided in the catalogue was an erroneous title provided by E. A. Strehlneek in his 1914 catalogue. According to James Cahill in his book Pictures for Use and Pleasure: Vernacular Painting in High Qing China, "rongqi ('hibiscus stream'), which was one of the painter's by-names and appears in his signature on the work ('Rongqi Hua Xuan xie'); and changxia, which means 'long summer' and which is part of the date preceding the signature ('sui zai bingcheng changxia'), which may be translated as 'The year is at the [cyclical date] bingchen  changxia [sixth month].'" We are grateful to Professor Cahill for this clarification.