• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 361

    A CINNABAR LACQUER DOUBLE SIDED BOX AND COVER, 19TH CENTURY

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    A CINNABAR LACQUER DOUBLE SIDED BOX AND COVER, 19TH CENTURY
    of high domed circular form, carved in high relief to the roundels of either end with three Immortals and assistant amongst rockwork, cloud scrolls and overhanging pine, the reverse side with a large phoenix amongst oversized peony blossoms, each bordered by bands of small dense prunus blossoms -- 7¼in. (18.4cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Clifford Collection no. 103.
    Spink London, Lacquer from the Collection of Derek Clifford, November 1999, no. 26.


    Literature

    Published in 'Chinese Carved Lacquer' Derek Clifford, Bamboo Publishing, London 1992, plate 103, page 130.