• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1190

    A FINELY CARVED RED LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINELY CARVED RED LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The cover carved with three writhing dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst clouds, encircled by a border of stylized wan emblems and lotus lappets, all above a band carved in high relief with phoenixes in flight amidst leafy peony scroll reserved on a diaper ground, the design repeated on the box above a border of key fret encircling the foot
    12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) diam.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Compare the closely related carving and stylization of the dragons on a Qianlong period box and cover in the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Lacquer Wares of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 2006, pp. 16-17, no. 9.

    Provenance

    Collection of Heber R. Bishop.
    Collection of Elizabeth T. Harriman, thence by descent to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANDRÉ BISHOP


    Literature

    The Art Collection Formed by the Late Heber R. Bishop, The American Art Association, New York, 1906, no. 1630.