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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 588

    A CARVED RED LACQUER CINQUELOBED BOX AND COVER

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A CARVED RED LACQUER CINQUELOBED BOX AND COVER
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The top well carved in the center with three buddhistic lions chasing each other against a background of wind-tossed waves, within a key-fret border, with clusters of flaming pearls, coral and rhinoceros horns floating in the waves carved around the sides, with further key-fret borders at the rim and around the foot, interior and base in black lacquer
    9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) across


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    Compare a pair of red lacquer quadrilobed boxes and covers carved with three dragons within a similar border of key fret and reserved on a nearly identical wave ground, dated to the mid-Qing dynasty, illustrated in Zhongguo Qiqi Quanji, vol. 6, Fujian, 1993, no. 222.