15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,625
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
TWO SIMILAR QIANGJIN AND TIANQI LACQUER FOLIATE RIMMED BOXES AND COVERS, 18TH CENTURY
with wide flattened lobed and foliate rims and domed covers, decorated in green and red lacquer on a brown ground with gilt infilled incised detailing, with bats alternating with stylised lotus blossoms and qing, jade musical stones hanging from bat bead pendants between arch formed scrolling clouds -- 5 7/8in. (15cm.) wide. (2)
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