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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 346

    A RARE FOUR-TIERED SQUARE LACQUER BOX AND COVER

    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE FOUR-TIERED SQUARE LACQUER BOX AND COVER
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
    The cover carved with a scene of two scholars playing weiqi in an open pavilion beside a lotus pond where two ducks swim near a young attendant holding a lotus flower as he approaches the pavilion on a narrow walkway, above panels of various flowers including chrysanthemum, peony, lotus and rose on the sides
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) high, Japanese wood box


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    Compare with two other similar mid-Ming tiered boxes: a four-tiered square version with scholars, from the Estate of Dr. Ip Yee, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19 November 1984, lot 115; and a lobed hexagonal box with comparable flower scrolls on the sides, illustrated by Hu Shih-chang, Chinese Lacquer, Edinburgh, 1998, pl. 28.

    Provenance

    Japanese private collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANOTHER PROPERTY