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Carved Dark Red Cinnabar Lacquered Double-sided Box and Cover

Auction:
3212B
Lot:
364
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3212B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 22, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Carved Dark Red Cinnabar Lacquered Double-sided Box and Cover, China, possibly Qianlong period, slightly domed shallow bowl-shape, the box with a phoenix amongst peonies in a roundel, the cover with a Daoist landscape with Immortals in a roundel, both with a floral-patterned frieze around rims, black-lacquered interior, ht. 5, dia. 7 1/4 in.

Provenance: Purchased in China in the 1930s, then by descent to the present owner.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

the cover rim with damage, traces of repairs, and retouches, cracks to black interior lacquer, some surface dirt to carved details.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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China, Chemical substances, Cinnabar, Crystallography, Minerals, Peony, Roundel, Traditional Chinese medicine

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