October 12, 11:48 AM GMT
2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD
A rare pair of yellow-ground famille-rose candlesticks
Seal marks and period of Qianlong
清乾隆 粉彩黃地纏枝蓮紋八吉祥燭臺一對 《大清乾隆年製》款
each raised on a bell-shaped base and set with a wide drip-pan connected to a smaller upper tray by a tall tapering column, vividly enamelled around the body with the bajixiang alternating with large lotus blooms on dense scrolling leafy stems, with a puce-enamel key-fret band at the foot, dispersed at various intervals with bands of ruyi, interlinked pendant and upright trefoils, dots, and gilt bands, all reserved on a rich lemon-yellow ground, the interior base enamelled turquoise, inscribed to the drip-pan with an iron-red horizontal six-character seal mark within a cartouche
Christie's Hong Kong, 2nd November 1999, lot 569.