A Canton gilt and black lacquer games box and cover Circa 1850
Lot 301
A Canton gilt and black lacquer games box and cover Circa 1850
Sold for £2,640 (US$ 4,434) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Canton gilt and black lacquer games box and cover
Circa 1850
The oblong octagonal box and cover typically decorated on black and gold grounds with cartouches of landscapes, scrolling foliage and striding dragons, the interior fitted with seven shaped containers and covers variously containing monogrammed mother-of-pearl tokens and other counters, two other apertures containing twelve card trays, some of the counters monogrammed GRAR.
37cm (14½in) wide. (A lot).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an English private collection, according to the family probably acquired in the late 19th/ early 20th century, and thence by descent
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