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Lot 168. A pair of gold foil-embellished and painted-lacquer goblets with gold-inlaid bronze mounts, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9); 16.7 cmLot sold: 378,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022

each beautifully painted around the exterior in red lacquer against a black lacquered ground with a wide frieze of undulating cloud scrolls, interspersed with small animals embellished in gold foil, including a tiger, an antelope, a bird and canines, above a decorative border, all between a gold-inlaid bronze rim and a splayed foot, the interior lacquered red and encircled with a similar decorative band in black lacquer below the rim.

ProvenanceR.H. Ellsworth Ltd, New York, 7th February 2001.

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