View 1 of Lot 114. Petite boîte hexalobée en placage de bambou sculpté Dynastie Qing, XVIIIE - XIXE siècle | 清十八至十九世紀 文竹帖黃花卉紋梅花式蓋盒 | A small bamboo-veneer lobed box and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century.
View 1 of Lot 114. Petite boîte hexalobée en placage de bambou sculpté Dynastie Qing, XVIIIE - XIXE siècle | 清十八至十九世紀 文竹帖黃花卉紋梅花式蓋盒 | A small bamboo-veneer lobed box and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century.
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Petite boîte hexalobée en placage de bambou sculpté Dynastie Qing, XVIIIE - XIXE siècle | 清十八至十九世紀 文竹帖黃花卉紋梅花式蓋盒 | A small bamboo-veneer lobed box and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century

Estimate:

800 - 1,200 EUR

Collection Particulière Française | 法國私人收藏

Petite boîte hexalobée en placage de bambou sculpté Dynastie Qing, XVIIIE - XIXE siècle | 清十八至十九世紀 文竹帖黃花卉紋梅花式蓋盒 | A small bamboo-veneer lobed box and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century

Petite boîte hexalobée en placage de bambou sculpté Dynastie Qing, XVIIIE - XIXE siècle | 清十八至十九世紀 文竹帖黃花卉紋梅花式蓋盒 | A small bamboo-veneer lobed box and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century

Estimate:

800 - 1,200 EUR

Lot sold:

4,788

EUR

Collection Particulière Française

法國私人收藏


Petite boîte hexalobée en placage de bambou sculpté Dynastie Qing, XVIIIE - XIXE siècle

清十八至十九世紀 文竹帖黃花卉紋梅花式蓋盒

A small bamboo-veneer lobed box and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century


le dessus sculpté de rinceaux fleuris, le dessous d'un branchage, les côtes à décor compartimenté de citrons digités, de lingzhi et de grenades

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7,9 cm, 3⅛ in.

7.9 公分, 3⅛英寸

Works of art produced in the zhuhuang or bamboo-veneer technique involve the separation of the veneer, which is of light yellow colouration and taken from the inner wall of the bamboo stem. The veneer is then applied over a wood core, and is carved in shallow relief. As the colour of the bamboo skin is lighter than wood, the design is left in reserve against the darker background, resulting in an elegant and attractive finish.


Compare two boxes and cover of similar size from the Qianlong reign, a rhombus formed box preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Bamboo, Wood, Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Carvings. The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2002, pl. 72. and a conjoined circles-shaped box published in Small Refined Articles of the Study. The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Shanghai, 2011, pl. 300. All these boxes are characterised by similar intricate low-relief carving, characteristic of the finest quality output from the Palace Workshops.