25 mars 2017

A bronze coin-shaped ritual plaque, early 20th century

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Lot 73. A bronze coin-shaped ritual plaque, early 20th century. EstimateHKD 10,000 - HKD 15,000 (USD 1,293 - USD 1,940)© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The coin-shaped plaque is cast on one side with a four-character inscription, Xianfeng zhongbao, ‘Treasured Currenty of the Xianfeng period’, and on the other with a two-character inscription, Zhenku, ‘Protecting the Treasury’, and another inscription from left to right in Manchu, above a four-character inscription in a line, Neiting gongfeng, ‘For the Use of the Inner Court’. 6 ½ in. (17 cm.) diam., box

ProvenanceMax Müller (1867-1960), German Consul to China
By descent to Irmgard Müller-Doertenback (1909-2011)
Acquired by the present family in 1992

Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong

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