Lot 212. A cloisonné enamel brushrest, Incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 11.1cm (4 3/8in) wide. Estimate £ 15,000-20,000. Sold for £ 40,000 (€ 45,680). Courtesy Bonhams.
The three-peaked brushrest finely enamelled in bright tones of red, white, yellow, green and blue, decorated to each side with a large lotus flower head borne on scrolling foliage issuing two flanking flowers, all reserved on a bright turquoise ground above a band of ruyi-heads, raised on a gilt-bronze base adorned with leafy scrolling tendrils supported on four bracket feet, fitted box.
Note: For a similar three-peaked brushrest with lotus scrolls design, Qianlong mark and of the period, see Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Enamels 3, Cloisonné in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Beijing, 2011, pl.45. A further example, Qianlong mark and of the period, is illustrated in Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, London, 1989, pl.273.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, 12 November 2015