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A LARGE LACQUER 'NINE DRAGON' BOX AND COVER
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A LARGE LACQUER 'NINE DRAGON' BOX AND COVER

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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A LARGE LACQUER 'NINE DRAGON' BOX AND COVER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Of high domed form raised on a short straight foot, deeply carved to the outside of the box and cover with nine powerful writhing dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' amongst foaming waves, above a keyfret band encircling the foot, the interiors and base lacquered black, the lacquer of a dark reddish-brown tone 11 3/8 in. (28.8 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Acquired in the 1980s

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Compare the present box and cover with another example of the same size sold at Christie's Paris, 23 November 2004, lot 118. Another example from the Muwentang Collection was illustarted by S. Kwan, Chinese Lacquer, Hong Kong, 2010, pp. 310-311, no. 113. Compare also a Qianlong-marked example sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8 April 2011, lot 3151.

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