A FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The upper surface of the cover deeply and finely carved with a continuous design of prunus floating among turbulent waves, the cover further carved with three leaping carp representing the rebus ruyu deshui (like a fish receiving water) signifying delight and joy, the sides similarly decorated, the interior lacquered in black
6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) diam., box
A smaller box and cover of the same design bearing a Qianlong mark sold in these Rooms, 27 April 1997, lot 94, the lot included a set of seven Imperial thumb rings within an inner zitan compartment.