Lot 1623
  • 1623

A magnificent pair of extremely rare carved gold lacquer bookcases Mark and Period of Wanli

Estimate
15,000,000 - 20,000,000 HKD
Sold
11,860,000 HKD
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Description

THIS IS A PREMIUM LOT. CLIENTS WHO WISH TO BID ON PREMIUM LOTS ARE REQUESTED TO COMPLETE THE PREMIUM LOT PRE-REGISTRATION 3 WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO THE SALE.



each with evenly-spaced two shelves housed within a rectangular structure, heavily carved on the front of the 'gold thread' nanmu framework with eight pairs of confronting dragons centered on a ruyi-shaped cloud, above jagged chevrons representing mountains at the base of the legs, the sides divided into three sections, each with a square panel with canted corners and a cusped top frame, containing a pair of confronting dragons centered on a 'flaming pearl' amid a cloud ground above rocks and water, covered overall in a bright golden lacquer with gold leaf added on top, the interior lacquered with a thin layer of red over the rich golden ground with dense cracklure, the areas of peeled lacquer revealing the linen ground, the backside further lacquered in gold paint and gold leaf with two characters carved on one of the transverse braces of one of the cabinets reading wu (five), and traces of an inscribed reign mark in gold over the red lacquer with the characters Da Ming Wanli nian


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