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Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection

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Hong Kong

A GOLD-SPLASHED INKSTICK, FOUR 'SCROLLWORK' INKSTICKS AND A PAIR OF STONE SEALS
QING DYNASTY
the gold splashed inkstick by Cao Yaoqian with the inscription Sugong laisun Yaoqian shi zao (made by the great-grandson of Cao Sugong Yaoqian), each of the four other inksticks by Hu Xuewen inscribed with the signature Hui cheng Hu Xuewen zhi (made by Hu Xuewen from Huicheng) and the characters liao tian yi (to attain vacuity and unite with the universe), the pair of seals signed by Wen Peng (sobriquet Sanqiao) and dated to dingyou year of the Jiajing period (in accordance with 1537), the seal faces inscribed kaiyan zuo hua and fei shang zui yue (Having a banquet among blooming flowers, raising winecups swiftly and drunkenly enjoy the moonlight)
largest inkstick 18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in.
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Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection

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Hong Kong