1089
1089
A PAIR OF 'QIANG JIN' LACQUER COMPARTMENTAL BOXES AND COVERS
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
Estimate
250,000300,000
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1089
A PAIR OF 'QIANG JIN' LACQUER COMPARTMENTAL BOXES AND COVERS
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
Estimate
250,000300,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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A PAIR OF 'QIANG JIN' LACQUER COMPARTMENTAL BOXES AND COVERS
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

each box of square section with rounded sides, raised edges and supported by a straight shaped foot, decorated in the characteristic qiang jin technique with gilt-filled incised outlines, and painted in yellow and dark and pale green to the flat top of the cover with a quatrelobed ruyi-head cartouche enclosing a central large stylised lotus bloom surrounded  by four smaller lotus flowers on a tight scrolling leafy ground, with further lotus flowers on leafy scrolls in the corners all within an angular scroll at the rim, the edges with three large lotus blooms on a scrolling leafy ground, the edges with leafy scroll borders, all against a rich red ground, the interior lacquered black and fitted with four square trays each with rounded sides and flattened everted rim supported by a straight foot, lacquered red with gilt splashes and black to the underside, the base lacquered black with the central square red lacquer seal imitating a vermillion seal impression reading Lu Kuisheng zhi (Made by Lu Kuisheng)


Quantity: 12
28.5cm., 11 1/4 in.
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Literature

Lu Dong (zi: Lu Kuisheng) was one of a minority of Qing dynasty craftsmen who achieved acceptance among the literati through his skills as an artist and craftsman.  He is known for making lacquer wares of a fine quality, as well as other scholarly objects, such as inkstones and inkstone boxes.  

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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