Sotheby's Australia
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An unusual carved wood moon flask
Qing dynasty

(2)

Estimate $7,000 - $9,000

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resembling aloeswood, the overall surface with naturalistic swirls and gnarled indentations, with slender branch like handles joining the garlic mouth to the sloping shoulders, supported on a short splayed foot, the base inlaid in silver wire with an apocryphal four-character seal mark Qianlong Yu Jian, fitted wood stand

(2)
36.5 cm high

Compare with a similar wood moon flask illustrated in The Collection of Stands in the Palace Museum, Part V, Catalogue p. 33.

  • Lot Sold $72,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $87,840 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Condition Report

A chip to the root edge at the base of one handle approx 0.5 cm. Otherwise generally good condition.

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