Sotheby's Australia

A porcelain and mother of pearl inlaid hongmu table, 19th/20th century

Estimate $3,000 – $5,000


the circular top inset with six 'famille-rose' fan-shaped panels depicting dignitaries and attendants in garden settings around a central yellow-ground panel of figures and horses, all within mother of pearl floral borders above a pierced apron of birds among blossoming prunus inlaid in mother of pearl, and supported on six similarly decorated cabriole legs joined by concertina stretchers
86.5cm high, 99 cm diameter

  • Lot Sold $11,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $13,420 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)


From the collection of the late Mr. Cheong Fat Tze (1840 - 1916), The Blue Mansion, Penang, Malaysia, and thence by descent.

Condition Report

Some surface wear and scratches to the porcelain plaques particularly the central yellow ground plaque.
Otherwise generally good condition.

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