A rare Famille-Rose and faux-bois rectangular brushpot, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong

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Lot 3645. A rare famille-rose and faux-bois rectangular brushpot, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 8.3 cm., 3 1/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold  1,360,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s

of well potted square section, each side decorated with a lobed rectangular panel finely enamelled with branches of prunus, orchid, chrysanthemum or bamboo, referred to as Si junzi (‘Four Gentlemen’), framed by a border of flowers and foliage on a pale yellow feathery ground, the edges decorated with sepia ribs simulating bamboo, the interior applied with a turquoise glaze, the base similarly glazed save for a four-character seal mark in underglaze blue, wood stand.

Provenance: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 13th November 1990, lot 302.

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong | 08 oct. 2014