• 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 1187

    A RARE CARVED RED LACQUER QUATREFOIL FOUR-TIERED BOX AND COVER

    16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE CARVED RED LACQUER QUATREFOIL FOUR-TIERED BOX AND COVER
    16TH CENTURY
    Of barbed outline, the top carved with a scene of scholars and attendants at a lake retreat, some inside a pavilion, the others in boats, the sides carved with panels of various flowers, and the spreading foot with classic scroll
    6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high, box


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    A four-tier square box and cover dated to the mid-Ming dynasty, carved with similar floral scroll on the sides and a waterscape on the cover, in the Qing Court collection, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Lacquer Wares of the Yuan and Ming Dynasties, Hong Kong, 2006, no. 82.

    Provenance

    Acquired circa 1960s-1974, and thence by descent within the family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAMES H. KELLEY