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A rare qiangjin red lacquer sutra box and cover, Ming dynasty, Yongle period | 明永樂 朱漆戧金八吉祥紋經盒

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A rare qiangjin red lacquer sutra box and cover, Ming dynasty, Yongle period | 明永樂 朱漆戧金八吉祥紋經盒

A rare qiangjin red lacquer sutra box and cover, Ming dynasty, Yongle period | 明永樂 朱漆戧金八吉祥紋經盒

Estimate:

20,000 - 25,000 GBP

Lot sold:

25,200

GBP

A rare qiangjin red lacquer sutra box and cover

Ming dynasty, Yongle period

明永樂 朱漆戧金八吉祥紋經盒


of rectangular shape, the sides finely incised and gilt with a continuous scroll of lotus flowers on a vibrant red ground, each flower-head supporting one of the Eight Buddhist Emblems, the hinged cover with canted edges, further decorated with wisps of ruyi-shaped clouds and meandering foliate scrolls, with a gilt-metal lockplate and clasp, the interior lined with a silk textile

Width 40.1 cm, 15⅞ in.

There are a matrix of lacquer crackles to the top of the cover and rubbing and loss to the gilded decoration with only minor light rubbing and loss to the gilded decoration on the sides of the cover and box. There are some nibbles to the lacquer along the bottom edge of the box and several small areas of lacquer flaking to the base of the box. The interior silk has some tears, staining, fading and a 2x1cm., area of loss.


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Christopher Bruckner Asian Art Gallery, London.

Christopher Bruckner,倫敦

Céline and Christopher Bruckner, Chinese Imperial Patronage: Treasures from Temples and Palaces, vol. II, London, 2005, no. 3.

Céline 及 Christopher Bruckner, 《Chinese Imperial Patronage: Treasures from Temples and Palaces》,卷二,倫敦,2005年,編號3

Compare two very similar lacquer sutra boxes and covers sold in Christie's Hong Kong, 16th November 1998, lot 14. and 3rd June 2015, lot 3010. A closely related sutra box decorated with dragons was included in the exhibition Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth Century, New York, 2005, pl. 21. The illustrated box shares a very similar band of clouds on the sides of the cover and an almost identical brass double-florette plate with the current box.