15 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,375
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000
A Cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
the central roundel carved in relief with a seated scholar fishing in a river landscape amongst trees and rocky retreats, bordered by an angled panel of chrysanthemum and peony flower heads repeated to the underside where the body flares out from the slightly raised foot, the flattened horizontal edge with scrolling tendrils -- 5½in. (14cm.) wide.
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