A two-tier mother-of-pearl inlaid zitan box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century | 清十八世紀 紫檀百寶嵌胡人戯獅紋雙層套盒
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
A two-tier mother-of-pearl inlaid zitan box and cover
Qing dynasty, 18th century
the cylindrical body inlaid around the sides with lions and foliate scrolls, the slightly domed cover with a dancing figure and a large dancing lion, the rim of the middle tier and the base inlaid in silver-wire with stylised chilong, all supported on three short bracket feet
Height 9.5 cm, 3¾ in.
The box has a shallow 4mm flake to the rim, loss to a circa 10cm., section of wire inlay. The middle tier has a 2mm., very shallow flake to the rim, 5.5cm., of loss, over three sections, to the wire inlay. There is a crack right across the cover with associated small areas of infill and an associated 5cm., crescent-shaped break at the rim , loss to circa 12cm of the wire inlay, loss to the inlay around the lions right hand paw.
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