17 March 2016
A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI SCROLL WEIGHTS
The scroll weights are long and rectangular in form, and are dark reddish-brown in color. Together with a huanghuali rectangular document box, 18th-19th century, with hinged lid and square lockplate with a ruyi-head clasp; and a large hongmu rectangular tray, 19th century, with a single-panel base within a rectangular frame.
Larger scroll weight 20 ¼ in. (51.4 cm.) long; box 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, 12 ¾ in. (32.4 cm.) wide, 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) deep; tray ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) high, 21 7/8 in. (55.6 cm.) wide, 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) deep
Scroll weights: E & J Frankel Ltd., New York, 1992.
Box: Sotheby’s New York, 23 April 1987, lot 452.
Charlotte Horstmann, Hong Kong.
Tray: Hobbs & Bishop, Hong Kong.
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