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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1798

    A RARE FAN-SHAPED CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER

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    A RARE FAN-SHAPED CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The flattened top surface of the fan-shaped box deeply carved with an idyllic lakeside scene with a bridge and sheltered walkways on which numerous children play either lighting fireworks, blowing a horn, beating a drum, or carrying either a parasol, a lantern or a puppet, while two men look on, all framed by pine and other trees and craggy rocks, with a key-fret band around the edge, the sides of the box and cover with a dense floral-cell pattern, the base and interior lacquered black
    15 1 4 in . (38.8 cm.) wide, original cloth stand


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    Compare with another box of this identical size and shape, but of a different lakeside scene, illustrated by Derek Clifford, Chinese Carved Lacquer, London, Bamboo Publishing, 1992, p. 135, pl. 108.

    Provenance

    A Japanese private collection