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PROPERTY OF AN ENGLISH LADY AND GENTLEMAN

A PAINTED AND GILT-DECORATED RED LACQUER BOX AND COVER
MING DYNASTY, CHONGZHEN PERIOD, DATED 1630
Estimate
10,00015,000
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PROPERTY OF AN ENGLISH LADY AND GENTLEMAN

A PAINTED AND GILT-DECORATED RED LACQUER BOX AND COVER
MING DYNASTY, CHONGZHEN PERIOD, DATED 1630
Estimate
10,00015,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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A PAINTED AND GILT-DECORATED RED LACQUER BOX AND COVER
MING DYNASTY, CHONGZHEN PERIOD, DATED 1630
of rectangular form, the top of the box intricately painted and gilt depicting a lively celebratory courtyard scene centred by Tang dynasty general Guo Ziyi surrounded by lively musicians and attendants baring gifts, set with a mountainous landscape in the far distance, the exterior of the box with flowering plants and birds, the foot and rim bordered with gilt, all against a red ground, the base and interior lacquered black, the base inscribed in red with Chongzhen sannian hangchuan zhang shengyuan liande zhi zheng (Dedicated by Zhang Shengyuan of Hangchuan, during the third year of Chongzhen)
Quantity: 2
67.6 cm, 26 5/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Compare two boxes of this type, the first painted with figures arriving at a grand reception, and the other decorated with a scene of visit in the central panel, from the Florence and Herbert Irving collection and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, included in the Museum’s exhibition East Asian Lacquer from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection, 1991, cat. nos 66-7 respectively.

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