26 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 16,250
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A RARE SILVER-INLAID ZITAN BOX AND COVER
The single-panel top finely inlaid in silver wire with two deer, one holding a linzghi in its mouth, in a lush landscape beside a large gnarled tree, with finely incised leaves, with two bats flittering amidst scrolling clouds partially obscuring the moon, all framed by a border of inlaid interlocked archaistic scroll and stylized chilong on the canted cover, the interior lined in pale ivory fabric
3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm.) high, 8 in. (20.3 cm.) square
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Acquired in Hong Kong in 1985.
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