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Cloisonne Ice Chest

Auction:
2885B
Lot:
69
Sold for:
$49,200$40,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2885B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 19, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Cloisonne Ice Chest, China, possibly Qianlong period, square with tapering sides, decorated all over with a variety of auspicious flora and fauna against a sky blue ground in three sections divided by two metal bands of engraved lotus scrolls, the banded metal rims of both cover and chest decorated with trellis designs, a pair of upturned ruyi-head handles on each of the midsections of two sides, the two-part hinged cover with two openwork coin designs to one side designed to release cool air, the pewter-lined interior with a two-part hinged cover and a wooden insert on the bottom, ht. 19 3/4, wd. and dp. 28 1/2 in.

Provenance: A private Palm Beach, Florida, estate.

Note: For a similar example see Christie's New York, Sale 1459, The Ruxton and Audrey B. Love Collection, Lot 601, October 20, 2004.
Estimate $40,000-60,000

the cover distorted in overall shape (not completely closing the chest), multiple dents, cracked enamels, and holes, the chest with two slashing breakages to two sides, traces of repairs along the broken lines, normal wear and tear with surface scratches, rusting, and surface dirt, loss of enameled details to some area.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Audrey B. Love, Chinese art, Chinese culture, Cloisonné, Decorative arts, Metalworking, Openwork, Pewter, Ruyi, Woodworking, China

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