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A RARE CINNABAR LACQUER 'HUNDRED BOYS' BOX AND COVER

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A RARE CINNABAR LACQUER 'HUNDRED BOYS' BOX AND COVER
QIANLONG

Finely and deeply carved through the diaper ground to both sides with young boys at play, on hobby horses, practising acrobatics, playing musical instruments, acting out a drama, gathering flowers, picking fruit, or tending chickens and roosters, all within an elaborate garden landscape with pavilions and ornamental rocks framing each scene (minor repair)
6 in. (15 cm.) diam.

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An identical box in mirror image is in the Chateau de Fontainebleau illustrated in Le Musee Chinois de l'imperatrice Eugenie, fig. 36, presumably from the Summer Palace.

(US$32,000-45,000)
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