An inscribed and dated lime-green ground famille-rose tea tray, Jiaqing seal mark and period, dated 1797

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Lot 319. An inscribed and dated lime-green ground famille-rose tea tray, Jiaqing seal mark and period, dated 1797; 16cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's

of quatrefoil form supported on four ridged feet picked out in gilt, the centre inscribed in iron-red with an imperial poem dated to dingsi year of Jiaqing’s reign (corresponding to 1797), all within a gilt border and enclosed by a meander of lotus sprays and florets in bright enamels, the decoration repeated in the well and the exterior, all reserved on a lime-green ground continuing over the base save for a six-character seal mark in iron-red.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 may 2013