• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 242

    A RARE LARGE MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

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    A RARE LARGE MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
    The flat top of the cover finely inlaid with a landscape scene of pavilions on the banks of a river spanned in the center by a bridge, with sprays of flowers and fruiting branches around the sides, and diaper borders at the rims
    16 7/8 in. (43 cm.) diam.


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    See a mother-of-pearl-inlaid lacquer box with very similar decoration, and of almost identical size and shape, from the collection of H.M. King Gustav IV Adolf, illustrated by B. Gyllensvärd, "Lo-Tien and Laque Burgautée," BMFEA, Bulletin No. 44, Stockholm, 1972, pl. 25.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT AND JEAN SHOENBERG