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Lot 67. An inscribed zitan brushpot, 19th century, signed Chen Hongshou (1768-1822); 17.5cm (7in) high, 18.2cm (7 1/4in) diam. Sold for HK$1,752,500 (Estimate HKD40,000 - 60,000/US$5,100 - 7,700)© Bonhams 2001-2021

Of cylindrical form, the slightly wasted body incised with a long inscription by Chen Hongshou, also known as Manweng, recording his second son's birth and a poem, signed by the artist in the year of Bingzi, corresponding to 1816, the wood of dark reddish-brown colour and with characteristic veins.

ProvenanceAcquired from state-owned antique shop, 1990s (by repute)
The Yanqinzhai Collection, Hong Kong

Bonhams. Chinese Art Online: Arts from the Scholar’s Studio Including the Yanqinzhai Collection, Hong Kong, 4 - 19 October 2021