An Imperial bell-shaped inkcake Jiaqing four-character mark and of the period
Lot 330
An Imperial bell-shaped inkcake Jiaqing four-character mark and of the period
Sold for HK$ 22,500 (US$ 2,903) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Imperial bell-shaped inkcake
Jiaqing four-character mark and of the period
The ink modelled in the form of an archaistic bell, the handle formed from two opposing dragon fish at the top, the exterior with intricate chi dragon, ruyi-head and keyfret scrolls all around, one side flanked by a pair of musical stones with four-character mark, the other with a gilt three-character hall mark.
7.3cm high.

Footnotes

  • Ruan Yuan (1764-1849) was a scholar official in the Jiaqing period from Zhejiang who was appointed to the Hanlin Academy. He later became the governor and Imperial official of Guangdong province. It is said that Ruan Yuan made a set of sixty-four inkcakes Mingyuan Tu Mo, also known as 'Inkcakes with views of the Yuanmingyuan'. One of the sixty-four inkcakes bearing similarities to the current lot is now currently housed in the Anhui Provincial Museum.

    清嘉慶 御製韻古堂鐘磬形墨

    墨呈鐘磬形,一面中央填金楷書「韻古堂」,周邊淺浮雕仿古夔紋、蓮花紋及波斯紋等,另一面除保留以上紋飾之外,還飾有一少獅,左下方二磬凸出,楷書陽文「嘉慶年製」款於鐘頂位置,小巧精緻,古樸雅色。

    清嘉慶年間浙江巡撫阮元進貢了《銘園圖墨》一套六十四笏,實為《圓明園圖墨》,當中其中一件之造型與本墨十分相近,此套墨模現藏安徽省博物館。
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