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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3227

    A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'DOUBLE LOZENGE' BOX AND COVER

    QIANLONG INCISED AND GILT SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'DOUBLE LOZENGE' BOX AND COVER
    QIANLONG INCISED AND GILT SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The cover is well carved on the top with two confronting sinuous dragons flanking the square-framed centre with a Shou character within a chrysanthemum framed by four leafy sprigs, all reserved on a dense scrolling clouds ground and framed with a key-fret border. The sides of the box and cover are carved with panels containing various flowering branches alternating with lotus scroll on the corners. All are supported on a waisted stand of conforming shape carved with a hexagonal diaper enclosing florets on the rounded apron raised on six ruyi-head feet. The interior and base are lacquered black.

    14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box


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