1438
1438
A LACQUERED CARVED WOOD BOX
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
Estimate
6,0008,000
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1438
A LACQUERED CARVED WOOD BOX
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
Estimate
6,0008,000
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A LACQUERED CARVED WOOD BOX
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
of rectangular section with a hinged cover attached by brass fittings, brass handles on opposite sides, the exterior carved in relief with varying images within borders, the keyfret chiseled cross sections painted with fine lines of red, black, and gilt pigmented lacquer to imitate carved lacquer, the front and top with respective scenes of an official traveling with his entourage and two scholars conversing by moonlight, the sides densely packed with flowers in bloom, the back with a deer and crane in a natural setting, the red and black-lacquered interior supporting a shallow nested tray, the base lacquered black (2)
Length 14 3/8  in., 36.5 cm
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Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art

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