• 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 1207

    A RARE AND UNUSUAL ZITAN, ZITAN BURL, AND HUANGHUALI BOX AND COVER

    18TH CENTURY

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    A RARE AND UNUSUAL ZITAN, ZITAN BURL, AND HUANGHUALI BOX AND COVER
    18TH CENTURY
    The cover finely carved along the edges with interlocked archaistic scroll, the pattern framing the zitan burl encircling a rectangular reserve inscribed wu dai shuai er zhi qi du, likely referencing an object dating to the Five Dynasties period, followed by Mai Ting zhen wan (precious plaything of Mai Ting), the sides carved with ruyi head-form scroll attractively framing the zitan burl of deep reddish-brown tone, the interior and base of the box lined with huanghuali
    4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high, 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) long, 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) deep


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