A cinnabar lacquer 'book' box and cover, fitted with duan inkstone
Kangxi, inscribed by Wang Jingming
Of rectangular cross section realistically modelled in the form of a brocade stitched book case, the inkstone of jet black tone, one corner with a sunken square enclosure, the strokes forming the character 'jing' or well, the side with an engraved square cartouche finely carved with three-character zhuanshu mark; the box and cover overall carved through three layers of red, brown and beige coloured lacquer in octagonal-shaped diaper ground, framed by exquisitely incised with bats in flight around the edges, the title panel enclosed on the upper left corner of the cover inlaid with mother-of-pearl, fastened with a simulated white jade lock and bamboo veneered belt, the rest lacquered black.
HK$ 2.5 million - 3 million
US$ 320,000 - 390,000
£210,000 - 250,000
Chinese Works of Art
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