A yellow carved imitation bamboo brushpot, Incised seal mark and period of Daoguang

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Lot 2003. A yellow carved imitation bamboo brushpot, Incised seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 11.8 cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 100,000-150,000 HKD (9,641 — 14,461 EUR). Lot Sold 620,000 HKD (59,772 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

well potted with cylindrical sides rising from a slightly recessed base, the exterior meticulously carved in relief with an old man in a loose-fitted robe, riding on a donkey, followed by an attendant carrying a branch of plum blossoms, all in a craggy landscape with bamboo and leafless trees, the exterior and rims covered with a muted honey-yellow glaze, the rims densely packed with dots imitating a cut-section bamboo, the interior glazed white, the similarly reserved in underside incised with a six-character reign mark.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Hong Kong. 05 Oct 2011