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Schätzpreis: 1.000.000 HK$ - 1.500.000 HK$
ca. 129.023 $ - 193.534 $
Zuschlagspreis:  2.900.000 HK$
ca. 374.166 $
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AN EXTREMELY RARE MING CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER RECTANGULAR BOX AND COVER
AN EXTREMELY RARE MING CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER RECTANGULAR BOX AND COVER WANLI INCISED AND GILT RENCHEN CYCLICAL DATE, CORRESPONDING TO 1592 AND OF THE PERIOD The top of the canted rectangular cover exquisitely carved through the deep layers of cinnabar lacquer to depict an ascending five-clawded dragon contesting a 'flaming pearl', with a descending long-tailed pheonix in flight, all above crested waves breaking against jagged rocks and amidst ruyi clouds, reserved on a floral diaper-ground, all framed within a rectangular border, surrounded by rectangular panels decorating the sloping sides, carved with flowers borne on a single undulating stem, the panels are reserved against a ground richly decorated with flowering peony to the canted corners and growing along the sides above the mouth rim, the box similarly carved, supported on a low foot encircled by a keyfret border, the undecorated base incised and gilt with the reign mark including a Renchen cyclical date 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) long, Japanese wood box

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Important Chinese Lacquer Wares from the Lee Family Collection
Auktionsdatum: 03.12.2008
Adresse: Christie's
3 December 2008, Hong Kong