Lot 3502
  • 3502

A 'HUANGHUALI' INCENSE BOX LATE MING DYNASTY

Estimate
150,000 - 250,000 HKD
Sold
1,562,500 HKD
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Description

  • huanghuali
modelled after a tixi lacquer box and cover, the circular domed box and cover similarly well carved with three ruyi cloud scrolls

Provenance

Jiansongge Collection.

Exhibited

Grace Wu Bruce, Elegant Offerings from the Scholar's Studio – the Jiansong Ge Collection, Hong Kong, 2002, pp. 48-49.
The Dr S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture, The Macao Museum of Art, Macau, 2003.
Grace Wu Bruce, Feast by a wine table reclining on a couch: The Dr S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture III, Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2007, pp. 162-163.

Catalogue Note

This huanghuali wood box is made in imitation of a tixi lacquer box with cloud scroll design. Both the cover and base are carved with three double cloud scrolls. The overall design is imbued with an archaic elegance, and the carving is exquisite and crisply done. The lines are remarkably spontaneous and fluid. The cover fits tightly against the high lip of the box, a necessary feature to prevent the leakage of fragrance of the stored incense.
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