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.
Chinese Works of Art
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