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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

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6,000 - 8,000 GBP

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

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

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

226,800

GBP

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


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.


(3)

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.


盒口沿有一淺剝落,約0.4公分,掐絲有缺損,約10公分。中間層口沿有約0.2公分輕淺剝落,另有約5.5公分掐絲缺損三處。蓋有一裂,連帶細小局部經填,口沿有一新月形裂,約5公分,掐絲約有12公分缺損,獅子右掌周圍嵌飾有缺損。


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