An Imperial famille-rose and lavender-blue ground porcelain 'shell' ink palette
Jiaqing six-character seal mark and of the period
Finely-potted and textured in the form of a shell, the interior enamelled in a naturalistic pattern, the mouthrim gilded in gold resembling a ruyi-head, the rest of the exterior enamelled in a sweet lavender blue glaze, leaving the base unglazed except a square enclosure with an underglaze-blue six-character zhuanshu seal mark.
Chinese Works of Art
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