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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1909

    A VERY RARE LARGE QIANGJIN AND TIANQI CIRCULAR 'DRAGON' BOX AND COVER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VERY RARE LARGE QIANGJIN AND TIANQI CIRCULAR 'DRAGON' BOX AND COVER
    WANLI INCISED AND GILT CYCLICAL BING CHEN DATE, CORRESPONDING TO 1616 AND OF THE PERIOD

    Finely incised, highlighted in shades of black, brown, red, yellow and green lacquer with outlines etched in gold against an orange-brown ground, the cover depicting two dragons confronting a 'flaming pearl' above rockwork and crashing waves against a diaper pattern ground, the sides of the cover with a band of lotus scroll, the box with three cartouches each containing stylised lotus scrolls against a geometric pattern ground, the interior red lacquered and the base black lacquered
    9½ in. (24 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box


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    Provenance

    A Japanese private collection, Nagoya