Lot 82
  • 82

A RARE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOAT-SHAPED INCENSE BOX QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
Sold
225,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

carved in the form of a large elaborate boat, the curved bough carved on each side with four 'Buddhist Emblems', together comprising the bajixiang, admist lotus flowers and dense lotus scroll, the flat upper section mounted with two sections, one in the form of a room with sixteen doors skilfully carved in openwork treatment with fretwork-design, a double door on each side able to slide open, the back room of curved form following the shape of the boat, with a higher ceiling, a tall post fitted near the top with a guard post decorated with shou characters, and a gilt-bronze dragon headed 'pin', carved wood stand
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