Lot 340. A grisaille Crucifixion plate, Qianlong period, circa 1745; 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 1,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The religious subject finely painted in the center in tones of black enamel enriched with gilt highlights, a crowd of mourners and onlookers below Christ and the two thieves and the Roman soldiers gambling in the foreground, the borders detailed strapwork with cornucopiae and trailing vine.