Lot 864. A rare and unusual famille rose lotus-root-form brush rest, Qianlong two-character incised seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) longEstimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.

Modeled as a slender lotus root with three nodes that forms the base from which rise a lotus leaf, a blossom and a bud, the incised reign mark is on the base.

ProvenanceThe George de Menasce (1891-1967) Collection.
The George de Menasce Collection, Part II; Spink & Son, Ltd., London, 1 June 1972, no. 365.
The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago.

Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020