Lot 3633. A turquoise-ground famille-rose and gilt brushpot, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 11.8 cm, 4 ⅝ in. Estimate: 240,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 327,600 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
of cylindrical form, brightly enamelled to the exterior with gilt outlines, depicting stylised shou characters and bats suspending musical chimes, interspersed amongst lotus blooms borne on intertwining foliate strapwork, below a ruyi band at the rim and above overlapping lappets at the foot, all reserved against a rich turquoise ground, the rim gilt, the base enamelled turquoise save for a rectangular cartouche enclosing a gilt-inscribed six-character seal mark.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5th April 2017, lot 3688.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art. 9 October 2020