QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
each of the central roundels of the domed covers carved in relief with a scholar and two attendants, underneath pine or willow trees in a balustraded pavilion overlooking rocky mountains, all reserved on a fine diaper ground, bordered with a band of peonies and foliage, with a similar band to the box encircling the recessed base densely decorated with a wan-diaper ground
Christie's London, 7th November 2006, lot 62.
(Box with tree on right) Derek Clifford, Chinese Carved Lacquer, London, 1992, pl. 116.
Carved lacquer boxes with a body core material of metal appear to have been made over a considerable period. For a box with a metal body attributed to the early-Ming dynasty see a cylindrical example carved with figures in a landscape, included in the exhibition Collection of Chinese Lacquer, Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, 1964, cat. no. 3.
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