October 14, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
  Lot 56
 

56

A Chinese circular ink cake 圆形墨饼

The circular body densely decorated with carved dragons, clouds, and each character "da" and "xiao" to the front and back; a four-character Qianlong mark and maker's seal to the side with old export seal residue.

(Qty: 1)

Dia: 4 in.

Provenance: Property from a Private Collection, Louisiana

Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

The circular body densely decorated with carved dragons, clouds, and each character "da" and "xiao" to the front and back; a four-character Qianlong mark and maker's seal to the side with old export seal residue.

(Qty: 1)

Dia: 4 in.

Provenance: Property from a Private Collection, Louisiana

For an identical inkcake, see the example published by Littleton & Hennessy in 2007, no. 26, dated to the Qianlong period: https://www.littletonandhennessy.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/26.pdf

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