A CARVED POLYCHROME LACQUER BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
of peach form, the domed cover crisply carved through layers of red, green and yellow lacquer with a central panel depicting Lu Dongbin and his acolyte amongst a large overhanging tree, jagged rocks and vegetation, the sides carved with bats and cranes amidst ruyi-shaped clouds, the box similarly decorated with a further band of cresting waves, the interiors and base lacquered black
Width 16.5 cm, 6½ in.
The rims of the box and cover have been refreshed, restoration to a 6cm., rim crack towards the back of the box, minor age cracks and tiny nibbles to both box and cover.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Compare a similar shaped cinnabar lacquer box decorated with an immortal, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Museum’s exhibition Masterpieces of Chinese Carved Lacquerware in the National Palace Museum, 1971, cat. no. 45.