27 November 2007,
Price realised HKD 271,500
Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000
A JADE INSET BURLWOOD AND HARDWOOD DISPLAY CABINET
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form surmounted by an additional tier containing a slender drawer, the doors opening to reveal two further drawers, each of the burlwood panels to the exterior inlaid with a central white jade lotus bloom surrounded by spinach jade lotus scroll, flanked at the corners by inlaid spinach green jade bats with wings outstretched, all supported on gilt-bronze scroll feet
15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) wide x 7½ in. (18.9 cm.) deep x 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
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Compare with a related inlaid zitan jewellery cabinet included in the Seibu Museum of Art exhibition Pekin Kokyu Hakubutsuin Ten, 1988, catalogue no. 35.; and another sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5 November 1996, lot 997.
A Japanese private collection
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