10 November 2005
This lot is offered without a reserve
A CHINESE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
Finely carved on the cover with a scholar seated beside a low table and under a tree, an attendant behind him holding a large fan, and another serving food on a tray, all on a ground of lattice work, the box with a flowering camellia on a similar lattice ground, the interior lacquered black, some losses
2 7/8 in. (7.5 cm.) diam.
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