London, South Kensington
29 March 2007
A Chinese carved red lacquer box and cover, 17th century
of quatrelobed shape, comprising the top tier and cover, the top carved with an immortal balanced on a spear waving a fly whisk at a dragon flying amidst clouds above breaking waves, all on diaper ground, the sides carved with a foliated lotus scroll juxataposed on dark green lacquered ground, the interior lacquered black -- 5 1/8in. (13cm.) wide.
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