An Imperial carved three-colour lacquer 'chun' box and cover
The circular cover exquisitely carved in relief through three layers of colour with a large central chun (spring) character enclosing a roundel of the seated figure of Shoulao with a deer under a pine tree, all emerging from a basket containing auspicious symbols, flanked by a pair of five-clawed dragons amidst cloud scrolls, the sides of the box and cover finely decorated with cartouches of scholars and attendants in landscapes alternating with the babao, Eight Treasures, all reserved on an elaborate diaper ground, the interior and base lacquered black.
31.1cm (12 1/5in) diam. (2).
Chinese Works of Art
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