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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 370

    A RARE CARVED RED LACQUER TWO-TIER RECTANGULAR BOX AND COVER

    WANLI PERIOD, 16TH-17TH CENTURY

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    A RARE CARVED RED LACQUER TWO-TIER RECTANGULAR BOX AND COVER
    WANLI PERIOD, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
    The top and canted sides of the cover and the sides of the middle compartment well carved with scenes of boys at play (the Hundred Boys motif) in garden settings, with a narrow band of confronted chilong at the rim of the cover repeated at the rim of the bottom section above the lower sides that taper towards the foot and are carved with stems and branches of various flowers, all reserved on diaper grounds, the interiors and base in dark brown lacquer
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) long, box


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    Provenance

    Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, 1973.


    Literature

    Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1972, p. 192, no. 124.