3023
3023
A RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID GILT-BRONZE BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimation
500 000700 000
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3023
A RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID GILT-BRONZE BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimation
500 000700 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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A RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID GILT-BRONZE BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
of oval form, the cover inset with turquoise stones depicting leafy tendrils of melon vine on a gold thread filigree ground, similarly decorated with a key-fret band at the rim, the sides encircled by a band of turquoise florets against a gold filigree ground, set with a mirror to the underside of the hinged cover
7.6 cm., 3 in.
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Description

The present box is comparable with a small quatrefoil shaped box decorated in a similar manner with turquoise inlay on a gold filigree ground, from the collections of Her late Majesty Queen Mary and H. M. Knight, included in the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935-36, cat. no. 2325, and in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Arts of the Ch’ing Dynasty, London, 1964, cat. no. 356. Three further related examples are illustrated in Masterpieces of Chinese Miniature Crafts in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1971, cat. no. 41, all of different shape but similarly decorated with turquoise inlay. Another box, of cinqfoil shape, covered overall with a delicate filigree diaper studded with inlaid florettes composed of turquoise, rose quartz and pearls, was sold in these rooms, 20th May 1987, lot 612; and a further example of a flower form box with a brocade-like filigree ground and inlaid with turquoise, from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, was included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Arts of the Ch’ing Dynasty op.cit., pl. 355.

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