3699
3699
A CARVED ZITAN 'BABAO' BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
400,000600,000
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3699
A CARVED ZITAN 'BABAO' BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
400,000600,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Important Chinese Art

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A CARVED ZITAN 'BABAO' BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
of rectangular section, well carved on the hinged top with the babao (Eight Treasures), each emblem depicted beribboned against a ground of ruyi clouds, all within a key-fret band, the straight sides of the cover carved with further ruyi clouds, the front of the box decorated with a pair of dragons flanking a central flaming pearl above crashing waves, further embellished with a brass ruyi clasp, the sides and reverse carved with designs of bats and flowers against scrolling clouds, the tightly grained wood of a dark brown colour with characteristic flecks
16.1 by 38.6 by 21.1 cm, 6 1/4  by 15 1/8  by 8 1/4  in.
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Provenance

Collection of John Jacob Astor (1763-1848), thence by descent in the family.

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong