An inscribed huanghuali chess stones pot
Lot 660
An inscribed chess stone pot
Sold for HK$ 43,750 (US$ 5,643) inc. premium
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An inscribed chess stone pot
Of compressed spherical form rising from a flattened round foot to a lipped rim with incised double ringed borders, the exterior incised with an eighteen-character kaishu inscription followed by another six-character enbossed kaishu inscription within rectangular borders.
16.8cm diam.


  • The inscription around the exterior literally translates as, "wearing lavish garments and drinking fragrant wine, playing chess under candle lit night and not returning home". The base is carved with an apocryphal mark which translates as "Jiajing bingyin year (1566), carved by studio of Zhang".

    黃花梨刻銘棋缽 陽文「嘉靖丙寅張氏」楷書款

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