Lot 2756. A cinnabar lacquer stembowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 600,000—800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,700,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010.
the body with deep flaring sides rising from an angled base and tall spreading hollow foot to an everted rim, finely and deeply carved around the exterior through the red lacquer layers to the black ground with eight lança characters enclosed within leafy lotus strapwork panels and reserved on a floret-diaper black ground, all above a lotus-lappet band at the angled base, the stem with narrow floret bands above a ruyi and pendent jewelled band reserved on a black wan diaper ground, the interior with gilt-metal liner, the inside of the foot incised and gilt with a horizontal six-character mark.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 08 Oct 10, Hong Kong.