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Lot 38: Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Box, Garden Scene, China, 17th/18th C.
22 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Dark red lacquer on a metal core, black lacquer inside
China, late 17th/early 18th century
Circular box with lid on a narrow base rim
The surface of the cover with a design of scholars and servants in a garden, framed by a meander border, background executed with tiny diaper patterns
The sides of cover and box embellished with flowers and auspicious Buddhist motifs on a diaper patterned ground
Highly skillfull carved lacquer work with stylistic features of the late Ming, but already pointing to the crisp and accurate technical carving of the Qing dynasty
Dimensions: 10 x 21 cm
Provenance: former collection of J. P Reeves, British diplomatic corps in Macao (1933-1949); thence by descent
Object is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.
The lacquer box is in very good condition with wear consistent with age. Loss of material, nicks and slight surface fissures here and there are visible. The height is 10 cm and the diameter measures 21 cm.
Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.