- Dimension: Height: 3 7/16 in (8.7 cm) Width: 2 1/4 in (5.7 cm)
- Estimate From: $6000
- Estimate To: $8000
The flattened shield form body coated with layer of red lacquer, richly decorated in carnelian, mother-of-pearl, soapstone, pearl, gold, and lacquer with a graceful lady chanting poems in front of massive painted screen, set in a fenced garden terrace on one side, the reverse with numerous even-sized pearls forming a stylized shou character, each of the narrow shoulders with a panel of prunus blossoms, the base inscribed in red lacquer with four character Qianlong mark. Qing Dynasty period.
Provenance:.Sotheby's New York, Lot 243, October 1997
清代漆制煙壺極為少見，大多為黑漆嵌螺鈿為之，此煙壺通體修紅漆為地，上嵌百寶並漆畫，側面黑地繪紅網紋。正面一面為仕女圖，一面為珍珠嵌壽字。嵌料為大小各異的珍珠、象牙，壽山石，螺鈿，瑪瑙，翡翠，玉等，嵌工精細非常，人物眉目栩栩如生。整器造型獨特，工藝繁復，品相完好，誠為罕見。來源：紐約蘇富比 1997年10月 拍品號243 洛杉磯Chino Hills 私人多年收藏