Christie’s South Ken £182,500 For A Republic Period Plaque

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A FAMILLE ROSE PLAQUE REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949)

Sale 5295 — Chinese Ceramics Works of Art and Textiles
16 May 2014
London, South Kensington

Lot number 1243

Sold For £182,500

The rectangular plaque is decorated with a scene depicting three scholars under willow trees beside a river, accompanied by a boy attendant with a shoulder pole holding assorted items and awaiting the arrival of a boat steered by a helmsman. With inscription reading “Chibi ye you” that may be translated as “visiting Chibi in the evening” and signed Wang Qi, with seals reading “Xicang” and “Taomi”.
15¼ in. x 10 in. (38.8 cm. x 25.4 cm.)