• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 646

    A Silver-Inlaid Bronze Miniature Box


    Price Realised  


    A Silver-Inlaid Bronze Miniature Box
    Joseon dynasty (19th century)
    Of octagonal shape with flat base and top and fitted with a circular cover allowing access to the interior mounted with a quadrangular knop with ring, the top of the box inlaid in thin silver wire with the eight "precious emblems" and the eight sides of the box with a continuous river landscape including scholars seated on a rocky outcrop, thatched huts, scholars walking along a path and a fishing boat moored under a willow, the base inlaid in silver wire with a crane medallion within a ring of clouds and the circular lid with a collar of clouds
    1 5/8in. (4.2cm.) diameter; 1¼in. (3cm.) high

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