Lot 14. An inscribed blue and white 'tea-poem' tray, Jiaqing seal mark and period, dated 1797; 15.8cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 20,000-30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.

the shallow lobed sides of quatrefoil section, resting on four small incurved feet, decorated to the interior with a quatrefoil panel enclosing an imperial poem pertaining to the preparation of tea and dated to dingsi year of Jiaqing’s reign (corresponding to 1797), set within a band of scrolling lotus and florets repeated on the interior and the exterior of the walls with a variation on the central bloom, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark.

Provenance: The Weishaupt Collection.
Sotheby's Amsterdam, 16th October 1995, lot 1.

Exhibited From the Dragon's Treasure. Chinese Porcelain from the 19th and 20th Centuries in the Weishaupt Collection, Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt am Maim, 1987, cat. no. 13.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 06 nov. 2013.