• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 240

    A RARE CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)
    The cover deeply carved to the centre with a scene depicting a princess astride a horse, beside two attendants, one holding a banner, within a walled and tree-lined rocky landscape, the sides of the box and cover with a band of lychees and foliage, all reserved on various diaper grounds
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, in November 1999.


    Literature

    Derek Clifford, Chinese Carved Lacquer, London, 1992, p. 120, pl. 94a.