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A Small Pink Tourmaline Lotus Ink Palette
Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Formed of intertwined lotus leaves, the front with an inverted curved rim. To the back a lotus blossom and at the side a fish, carp. The carp and lotus form a rebus symbolising may you have an abundance of wealth and honour.

The stone highly polished of slight translucency and even pink tone.

Length: 5.2 cm, 2” inches


Provenance: Private European Collection

For a similar tourmaline ink palette see Sotheby’s, Roger Keverne - 50 Years In The Trade (Hong Kong, October 2016) Lot 65 “A Small Pink Tourmaline ‘Dragon” Brush Palette Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period”