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    Sale 7431

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 193

    A RARE IMITATION-LACQUER BOX AND COVER

    IRON-RED QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)

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    A RARE IMITATION-LACQUER BOX AND COVER
    IRON-RED QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)
    Of shaped hexagonal form, moulded simulating cinnabar lacquer, the cover with a central Buddhist emblem flanked by two musical chimes, decorated and highlighted in gilt with stylised dragons and florets, reserved on diaper grounds, the side and the box with similar grounds, covered in a coral glaze, the interior and base turquoise enamelled
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide


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    An imitation lacquer box using the same technique and design but of slightly more rounded shape formed of two large ruyi-heads is illustrated by Michel Beurdeley and Guy Raindre, Qing Porcelain, Famille Verte, Famille Rose, Thames & Hudson, London 1987, p. 125.

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's London, 13 June 1989, lot 368