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367
TWO UNUSUAL CHINESE FAMILLE-ROSE GILT DECORATED BOXES AND COVERS
QIANLONG MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 494,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
367
TWO UNUSUAL CHINESE FAMILLE-ROSE GILT DECORATED BOXES AND COVERS
QIANLONG MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 494,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor

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TWO UNUSUAL CHINESE FAMILLE-ROSE GILT DECORATED BOXES AND COVERS
QIANLONG MARK AND PERIOD
each realistically molded as a bundle of ten firecrackers in variously patterned brocade cases, secured by a sash tied in a bow, the interior and recessed base enameled turquoise, the base centered with a four-character Qianlong mark in iron-red.
heights 3 1/2 in.
9 cm
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Catalogue Note

Examples of firecrackers upon which the boxes are based upon are illustrated in a court painting by Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining) and preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, entitled Emperor Qianlong enjoying himself in Snowy Weather, illustrated in Life in the Forbidden City of the Qing Dynasty,  Beijing, 2007, p. 262, pl. 430.

Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor

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New York