Lot 154. A famille rose 'abstinence' plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century, 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm.) long, box. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 19,390 - USD 33,609). Price realised HKD 187,500 (USD 24,235) © Christie's Imags Ltd 2017.
Of flattened double-gourd form, the plaque is inscribed on one side with two oval cartouches with the characters zhaijie(abstinence), all within a gilt raised border and an outer field of lotus scroll on a pink ground. The reverse is similarly decorated with the inscription inscribed in Manchu.
Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong