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A grisaille-decorated black-ground bottle vase Late Qing Dynasty

Lot 9. A grisaille-decorated black-ground bottle vase, Late Qing Dynasty; 38cm (15in) highEstimate HK$70,000 - 120,000 (€8,500 - 15,000)Sold for HK$ 85,000 (€ 10,098). Photo: Bonhams.

Decorated en grisaille in a painterly manner with a continuous scene depicting a dignitary on horseback in a garden setting surrounded by attendants holding branches of plum blossoms, all beneath scrolling clouds, the upper and lower registers divided by an intricate floral border. 

ProvenanceAn important European private collection

Bonhams. EXCEPTIONAL CHINESE ART FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION, 3 Dec 2015 10:30 HKT - HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY