A Chinese ink-cake saucer-dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), decorated in the centre with incised confronting dragons, four pair of dragons around the inside and outside cavetto in relief, a nine-character mark impressed onto the bas
A Chinese circular ink cake, Qing Dynasty, inscribed 'Da Qing Qian Long Nian Cao X Gong Zhi' ('Made by Cao Gong in the Great Qianlong period') within a gilt square, and 'Yu Zhi' (gifted);, decorated with dragons and characters with traces of gilding and po
A set of three Chinese vermilion ink cakes and two ink sticks, each ink cake finely moulded with relief decoration and all five with inscriptions. 10.6 cm; 9.7 cm; 9.7 cm diameter; 15.8 cm long, fitted box
A Chinese ink-cake, 1662-1911, Qing Dynasty. of rectangular convex form, with a fine impressed design depicting the seven sages of the bamboo grove, traces of gilt, a lengthy inscription on the reverse, one side inscribed with cyclical date to 23rd year of
A rare Chinese polychrome ink cake, 1844, Qing Dynasty, Daoguang period, with a carved landscape on one side, a lengthy poem on the reverse, framed by four Strident dragons, the edge inscribed 'Daoguang Jia Chen' cyclical year. 14 cm diameter. Provenance:
A rare Chinese cloisonne enamel and gilt ink-cake stand, Qianlong mark and period, 1736-1795, the rectangular section decorated with a lotus scroll on the top and sides, the bottom with a chased scroll around the side, four-character seal mark inside the r
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