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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 144

    A LARGE CARVED RED LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE CARVED RED LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The top finely carved with a scene of four bearded immortals and boy attendants holding auspicious objects in a mountainous retreat, within narrow borders of shou characters combined with bats carrying beribboned wan symbols and peach sprays, the sides of the cover and box carved with cartouches enclosing various flowers and flowering branches growing amidst rocks and separated by the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang), all reserved on diaper grounds, interior and base lacquered black
    16½ in. (42 cm.) diam.


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    Compare the similarly carved box and cover of the same size, also carved on top with a scene of immortals and attendants in a setting of terraced gardens, within a narrow border, above similarly carved sides, illustrated by K. Herberts, Oriental Lacquer, London, 1962, pp. 26-7, which was dated to the 17th century.

    Provenance

    Bernheimer Collection, no. C/736.