Lot 3081. A yellow-enamelled moulded archaistic ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Qianlong incised six character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 in. (28 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019
The vessel is elaborately decorated with bands of archaistic motifs, with a pair of loop handles surmounted by dragon heads to the sides, all raised on a pedestal base. The domed cover is similarly decorated with archaistic designs, with the top detailed with a kui dragon surrounded by four upright flanges with scalloped edges. The vessel and cover are both covered to the exteriors and interiors with an enamel of bright yellow colour.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 27 November 2019