Property from the Collection of J. Lester Jervis
A pair of rare polychrome lacquered and incised wood cricket cage holders
Of rectangular form, the fitted lids with gilt mesh windows to the sides serving as air-holes, painted in gilt, red and green hues against a black lacquer ground incised with sinuous three-clawed dragons amid smoke and clouds, all surrounding a single front-facing five-clawed dragon clutching a red roundel with the character sheng (sage, sagely); the bases with exterior walls and reticulated feet lacquered en suite below set-in collars reticulated in archaistic patterns that surround gilt-lacquered trays with ten circular divots designed to hold cricket cages.
21 x 9 x 9 3/4in (53.3 x 23 x 25cm)
- Please note that the bold heading on this lot should read: 'A pair of rare polychrome lacquered and incised wood boxes, Qing Dynasty.'