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Lot 167. Qi Baishi (1864 - 1957), Cicada, Grasshopper and Dragonfly by the Leaves, ink and colour on paper, framed, signed, with 1 seal of the artist; 101 x 33.5 cm 39¾ x 13¼ in. Inscription: Baishi Laoren painted at five hundred and four jiazi. Lot sold: 7,560,000 HKD (Estimate: 4,000,000 - 6,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022

flanked by two tubular fittings on both ends, the flat top of each fitting with a symmetrical quatrefoil design inlaid in silver and inscribed with two characters reading Lingli, the body with additional scrollwork and encircled with a projecting ring decorated with groups of short vertical lines alternating with S-scrolls, the central fitting set with two sets of five large rings and a hoop suspending another ring.

Provenance: A west coast American collection, acquired from the artist’s grandson.
Christie’s New York, Chinese Paintings Sale, 6 November 1980, lot 119.

Sotheby's. HOTUNG  The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022