Compare a closely related box and cover, also inscribed with both Qianlong and Shuanglong baohe
marks, sold Christie's New York, 19th March 2009, lot 590. A further box of the same shape and design, incised and gilt with a Qianlong mark only, in the National Palace Museum was included in the exhibition Carving the Subtle Radiance of Colors. Treasured Lacquerware in the National Palace Museum
, Taipei, 2008, cat. no. 136; and an unmarked box of the same form and design, illustrated in B. J. St. M. Morgan, ‘Carved Lacquer in the Krolik Collection’, Oriental Art
, vol. XIII, no. 4, Winter 1967, p. 251, fig. 7, sold twice in our London rooms, first on 24th February 1970, lot 85, and again, 29th October 1982, lot 247.
The four-character Shuanglong baohe mark is also found on a circular tiered box and cover included in the Hong Kong Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition, 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1993, cat. no. 77.