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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR 'BOYS' BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR 'BOYS' BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR 'BOYS' BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
of circular section, the cover delicately carved with an animated scene depicting a group of boys engaged in various pursuits in a fenced garden surrounded by pine, wutong and rocks, the side of the box and cover with further details of various boys engaged in different activities, the interior and base lacquered black
Quantity: 2
16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Gérard Lévy, Paris, 18th June 1977.
Collection Heliot, Paris.

Catalogue Note

Sumptuously carved with a lively scene of boys at play in a garden, this vessel demonstrates the virtuosity of artisans working in the Qianlong period, evident in the complex composition which has been fashioned from an array of angles and depth of carving, the naturalistic fullness of the figures and the folds of their clothes, and the variety of diaper patterns covering the ground.

Compare a related box and cover, inscribed with wanzi baohe and a four-character Qianlong mark, from the Qing Court collection and still in Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Lacquer Wares of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 2006, pl. 10. Further boxes of similar design include one, attributed to the eighteenth century, from the Avery Brundage collection and now in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, illustrated in Hai-Wai Yi-Chen. Chinese Art in Overseas Collections. Lacquerware, Taipei, 1987, pl. 155; another sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th April 2007, lot 518; a slightly larger example sold at Christie’s Paris, 14th December 2011, lot 41; and a fourth box sold at Christie’s New York, 14th/15th September 2017, lot 997.

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