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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1905

    A RARE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

    Deeply carved through layers of black, red, green and yellow lacquer, the flattened top of the cover with a central red gardenia blossom surrounded by buds and leaves continuing down the sides and repeated on the frieze encircling the box, the interiors and base lacquered black, with the maker's mark, Zhang Cheng zao lightly incised on the base
    3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box


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