3505
3505
A ZITAN BOX WITH CARVED DRAGONS
EARLY QING DYNASTY
Estimate
380,000550,000
LOT SOLD. 750,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
3505
A ZITAN BOX WITH CARVED DRAGONS
EARLY QING DYNASTY
Estimate
380,000550,000
LOT SOLD. 750,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Portable Treasures – The Dr S.Y. Yip Collection

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A ZITAN BOX WITH CARVED DRAGONS
EARLY QING DYNASTY
made in zitan throughout, the cover hinged on the back of the chest, the cover and front wall carved with two dragons chasing a pearl, the two sides and back with chihulong, the front decorated with a lotus-shaped metal plate with a lock receptacle and lift-up hasp, the sides flanked by a pair of baitong C-shaped loop handles suspending from chrysanthemum-shaped plates
14.9 by 38.4 by 20.8 cm, 5 7/8  by 15 1/8  by 8 1/8  in.
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Exhibited

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 1997-99.
Grace Wu Bruce, Chan Chair and Qin Bench: The Dr S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture II, Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1998, pp. 168-169.
Grace Wu Bruce presents Ming Furniture from the Collection of Dr S. Y. Yip, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 1999.
The Dr S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture, The Macao Museum of Art, Macau, 2003.

Catalogue Note

Zitan small boxes have survived in some numbers but beautifully carved dragons boxes like the present piece are very rare.

Portable Treasures – The Dr S.Y. Yip Collection

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Hong Kong