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A carved cinnabar lacquer 'nine dragon' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 剔紅九龍紋圓蓋盒

Property of a Lady

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'nine dragon' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 剔紅九龍紋圓蓋盒

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'nine dragon' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 剔紅九龍紋圓蓋盒

Property of a Lady

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'nine dragon' box and cover

Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

清乾隆 剔紅九龍紋圓蓋盒


the domed cover finely carved with a five-clawed dragon depicted en face and moving around a 'flaming pearl', on a dense ground of swirling waves and flames, encircled around the sides by four dragons in profile in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' against a continuous wave ground, the base similarly decorated with four further dragons each chasing a 'flaming pearl', all supported on a key-fret foot, the interior of the box and cover lacquered black 

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Diameter 28.6 cm, 11¼ in.

Scattered cracks to the rims extending into the sides of the cover, minor losses to the raised parts of the carving, losses to the lacquer around the rims of both box and cover and four circa 1cm., wide chips to the lacquer on the edge of the foot of the box.


中文內容僅供參考,請以英文原版為準。蓋側邊可見幾道裂痕,通體有少許輕微缺損。口沿均有少許缺失。盒足部另有4處細磕(各約1公分寬)。


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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.


我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您向其他專業修復人員索取諮詢,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。

準買家應該檢查每款拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為專業主觀看法而非事實陳述。準買家應參考有關該拍賣的重要通知(見圖錄)。

雖然本狀況報告或有針對某拍品之討論,但所有拍賣品均根據印於圖錄內之業務規則以拍賣時狀況出售。

Acquired by the grandmother of the present owner in Germany.

由現任藏家之祖母得自德國

Boxes of this size with an overall design of three-clawed dragons amid dramatically churning waves are relatively rare. The lack of borders separating the elements of the design from each other lends a feeling of vitality and movement emphasized by the sharp and very crisp carving. The five-clawed dragons incorporated into the design on this box suggest that it was made for use or display in one of the halls of one of the Imperial palaces. However, the box is not marked, yet in size and design belongs to the same group as a 'nine dragon' box and cover sold in Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8th April 2011, lot 3151.