A lime-green ground famille-rose 'Tea-poem' tray, Jiaqing seal mark and period

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Lot 134. A lime-green ground famille-rose 'Tea-poem' tray, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP (45,224 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.

of oval lobed form supported on four ridge feet, the interior centred with a lobed panel enclosing an inscription in iron-red dated to Jiaqing dingsi year (corresponding to 1797) followed by two seal marks, all within composite floral scrolls and against a lime-green ground, the lime-green base with a central square reserved in white inscribed with an iron-red six-character mark.

Provenance: Collection of James L. Kraft (1874-1953).
Lizzadro Collection, Chicago, Illinois.
Christie's New York, 21st March 2013, lot 905. 

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 may 2019