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Lot 655: A CHINESE EXPORT BLACK AND GILT-LACQUERED TEA CADD
19 October 2016
Alphen Drive, Constantia, South AfricaLive Auction
A CHINESE EXPORT BLACK AND GILT-LACQUERED TEA CADDY AND COVER, 19TH CENTURY of sarcophagus form raised on four bat-shaped feet, decorated overall with typical figural panels, the hinged cover opening to reveal two pewter tea canisters, covers lacking, wear, 25cm wide; and A Chinese Export Black and Gilt-lacquered Sewing Box and Cover, 19th Century, rectangular with canted corners, similarly decorated, the hinged cover opening to reveal a fitted tray with compartments, in sizes, a drawer below with similar compartments, in sizes, side handles lacking, wear, chips, some distress and loss to gilding 34cm wide (2)
some distress and loss to gilding