Lot 3431
  • 3431

AN EXTREMELY RARE INSCRIBED TURQUOISE-GROUND CINNABAR-RED OVERLAY GLASS 'AUTUMN' BRUSHPOT MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG

Estimate
4,000,000 - 6,000,000 HKD
Sold
4,920,000 HKD
bidding is closed

Description

of cylindrical form, skilfully carved through the red overlay to the turquoise ground with a continuous scene depicting a butterfly fluttering amidst luxuriant floral buds and blooms, some rendered borne on long leafy stems issuing from the rocky ground, others on gnarled branches, the lush design further accentuated with an excerpt from Li Qiao's poem, Gui ('Osmanthus'), highlighting the autumnal blossoms, flanked by three seal marks reading gaozhi (‘eminence’), qiu (‘autumn’) and bing (‘ice’), all below a thin band bordering the rim, the base wheel cut with a four-character reign mark within a double square
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