24 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
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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