Lot 202. An iron-red and gilt-decorated doucai hat stand base, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 5 3/4 in., 14.5 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
in the form of an inkwell, the circular well painted in doucai and supported by four pierced flanges, surmounted on a coral-glazed quatrefoil base with scalloped apron and ruyi-shaped feet, and gilt-decorated with lotus blossoms, seal mark in gilding.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013