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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 587

    **A PAIR OF SMALL LAC BURGAUTE BOXES AND COVERS

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

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    **A PAIR OF SMALL LAC BURGAUTE BOXES AND COVERS
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Both finely inlaid in mother-of-pearl, one with a scholar standing with arm outstretched and the other with an official seated in a side chair, reserved on a diaper ground enclosed by ruyi head-form lappets repeated above the short foot, the edges of the boxes and covers inlaid with a continuous cell pattern, the interiors with small floral sprays, the base with inlaid mark 'Qianli'
    1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) diam., ivory stands, fitted wood box (2)


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