• Lot 291

    IMPORTANTE BOITE COUVERTE EN LAQUE ROUGE, VERTE ET OCRE SCULPTEE

    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)

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    IMPORTANTE BOITE COUVERTE EN LAQUE ROUGE, VERTE ET OCRE SCULPTEE
    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)
    Formée d'un cylindre et d'un cube confondus, les diverses couches de couleurs rouge, verte et ocre sculptées sur le couvercle d'un large médaillon représentant une grande jardinière contenant divers Objets Précieux et de Bon Augure, de laquelle irradient des rayons tricolores, surmontés du caractère Chun (Printemps) entouré de nuages, les côtés rehaussés de panneaux alternant motif de pivoines sur les angles et grappes de fruits, l'intérieur et la base laqués noir ; petits accidents
    Largeur: 23,3 cm. (9 1/8 in.)


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    The pattern on the top of the cover can be first seen on carved lacquer circular boxes of the Jiajing period. These boxes were greatly also admired by the Emperor Qianlong and much copied during his reign. An example of such circular "Spring" box belonging to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is illustrated in H. Garner, Chinese Lacquer, Faber and Faber, London 1979, pl.90.
    See also another example of such impressive circular boxes sold in these Rooms, 13 June 2007, lot 49.
    The present box is an elegant variation of this design, incorporating the circular Chun design medallion into a square format. See the pair of boxes of this unusual form sold in our New York Rooms, 20 March 2001, lot 82.

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    Post Lot Text

    AN IMPORTANT CARVED THREE-COLOUR LACQUER 'SPRING' BOX AND COVER
    CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)