London, South Kensington
17 February 2000
A set of eight Chinese red lacquer rectangular panels
onlaid in jade, ivory and hardstones with vases of flowers, censers, fruit sprays and precious objects on incised geometric pattern grounds, the reverses decorated in gilt on black lacquer with lines of calligraphy -- 24½in. x 18½in. (62.2cms x 47cms), 19th century, (damages and old wear).
See Colour Plate 1 for Four. (8)
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