3 November 2009
A RARE CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)
The cover deeply carved to the centre with a scene depicting a princess astride a horse, beside two attendants, one holding a banner, within a walled and tree-lined rocky landscape, the sides of the box and cover with a band of lychees and foliage, all reserved on various diaper grounds
6¼ in. (16 cm.) diam.
Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, in November 1999.
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Derek Clifford, Chinese Carved Lacquer, London, 1992, p. 120, pl. 94a.
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