• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

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

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 243

    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL, GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BLACK LACQUER RECTANGULAR BOX

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL, GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BLACK LACQUER RECTANGULAR BOX
    17TH CENTURY
    The top of the hinged cover finely inlaid with a scene of an Imperial procession in a landscape of hills and trees, all but one figure on horseback, and one of the military riders with a hawk perched on his hand, with further landscapes on the front, back and sides of the cover and box, and scenes of flowers in lower panels on the ends, with huangtong mounts and yellow silk-lined interior
    20 3/8 in. (51.8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN