A lime-green ground famille-rose 'Tea-poem' tray, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

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Lot 134. A lime-green ground famille-rose 'Tea-poem' tray, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  inEstimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD (12,740 - 19,110 USD). Lot Sold 625,000 HKD (79,725 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. 

of oval lobed form supported on four ridge feet picked out in gilt, the interior centred with a lobed panel enclosing an imperial poem pertaining to the preparation of tea and dated to the dingsi year of Jiaqing's reign (in accordance with 1797), all within two bands of scrolling lotus and florets bordering the gilt rim, the exterior similarly decorated with a composite floral scroll band, all reserved against a light lime-green ground continuing over the base save for a six-character seal mark in iron red.

Note: Compare a similar lime-green ground tray with an iron-red inscription, sold in our London rooms, 13th May 2015, lot 346. For a translation of the poem in English, see Stephen W. Bushell, Oriental Ceramic Art, London, 1981, p. 239.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee, Hong Kong, 03 oct. 2018, 10:10 AM