A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover
Of square section with rounded corners, the flat top deeply carved with the scene of the poet Su Dongpo, Huang Tianjian, monk Foyin and an attendant, being rowed by an oarsman towards the Red Cliff, depicted as a steep, craggy rockface punctuated by trees, shrubs and vines with the full moon in the distance, all the details crispy raised against diaper grounds representing air and water, the scene framed by a key-fret border, the straight sides of the box and cover rendered with a honeycomb diaper incorporating florettes, the interior and base lacquered dark-brown.
7.8cm (7in) square. (2).
- Estimate should read HK$75,000-85,000