A famille rose abstinence plaque, of flattened vase form, one side inscribed in black with the characters zhai jie (fasting and purification), the reverse inscribed in Manchu script, both inscriptions surrounded by bats and scrolling lotus, 6.6cm high, three snuff bottles, one decorated with a landscape scene. 7.2cm high, one hardstone, carved with a chilong to each side, 5cm high, and another agate, 6cm high, together with a vase, of double gourd form, painted with a bird, butterfly and flowers, 8cm high, and an agate carving, of Budai, 4cm high, (6)
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Sold for £110
Landscape snuff bottle - minute chips to rim and base, surface scratches, cover missing
Hardstone snuff bottle - chip to rim. small chips and surface scratches throughout.
Agate snuff bottle - natural crack.
Vase - small chips to base and one chip to body, gilt rubbed.
Budai - chips to edges.
Plaque - surface scratches, crackles to glaze, enamel losses.
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Auction: Homes and Interiors - Live Online, Tue, 24th Aug 2021
Our bi-weekly Homes & Interiors sales showcase an array of different periods and styles all under one roof, juxtaposing old with new, items rich in history displayed next to works of art by emerging artists, and emphasising just how effortlessly they complement one another. There is undoubtedly something to suit all tastes and budgets within these live online auctions.
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