• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1201

    A RARE SILVER-INLAID ZITAN BOX AND COVER

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE SILVER-INLAID ZITAN BOX AND COVER
    18TH CENTURY
    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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    Provenance

    Acquired in Hong Kong in 1985.