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AN IMPORTANT IMPERIAL CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' BOX AND COVER INCISED MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGLE |

Estimate
1,500,000 - 2,000,000 HKD
Sold
7,080,000 HKD
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Description

of circular section, the flat top surface deftly carved and incised in various depths of relief through the rich red cinnabar to the ochre ground beneath with a sinuous five-clawed dragon, its face framed with long shaggy hair and a pair of long horns while his eyes detailed irises with black lacquer and long eyebrows stare upwards above his outstretched claw reaching towards a flaming pearl, his writhing scaly body twisting and turning amidst a dense scroll of plump ruyi-clouds, his claws finely incised with detailing of knuckles and hairs clenched beyond his powerful kicking limbs, the straight sides encircled by bands of matching cloud scroll, the interior and base lacquered black, the right side of the base incised with a vertical six-character reign mark
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