19 September 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A LARGE CARVED RED LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
The top carved with a scene of boys at play in an extensive palace garden criss-crossed by pathways that includes a lotus pond where boys in boats are shown gathering lotus plants and others are seen fishing, all within narrow key-fret and petal lappet borders above the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang) depicted twice amidst bats and clouds reserved on a wan diaper ground, the sides of the box similarly decorated, all within key-fret borders, the interior and base covered in black lacquer
18¾ in. (47.7 cm.) diam.
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