• Lot 1562

    A PAIR OF PAINTED LACQUER STACKED BOXES, COVERS AND STANDS

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    A PAIR OF PAINTED LACQUER STACKED BOXES, COVERS AND STANDS
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The covers of each finely painted in polychrome lacquer and outlined in gilt with three interlocked rings framing bats suspending wan emblems and musical chimes, with lotus springs to either end, all framed in classic borders, the five stacked trays decorated with further bats above peony scrolls and ruyi heads and resting on four bracket feet, the brown lacquer stands of conforming shape, elegantly decorated with a variety of gilt floral and foliate motifs to the top, the ruyi shaped feet and waisted side further embellished with foliate and classic scrolls
    13½ in. (34 cm.) high
    (2)


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    The scattered flower decoration on the stand compares closely to the underside of a gilt decorated tray of overlapping square form with a Qianlong mark, illustrated in Lacquer Wares of the Qing Dynasty, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2006, no. 111.