18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 37,500
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
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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Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, 1973.
Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1972, p. 192, no. 124.