A circular cinnabar lacquer 'dragons' box and cover Qianlong period
Lot 648
A circular cinnabar lacquer 'dragons' box and cover Qianlong
HK$ 300,000 - 350,000
US$ 39,000 - 45,000
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A circular cinnabar lacquer 'dragons' box and cover
Qianlong
The central panel carved with three scaly five-clawed dragons lunging toward a flaming pearl, all reserved on a dense ground of turbulent waves and framed by a border of keyfrets above an elaborate foliate diaper ground on the sides.
17.5cm diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 剔紅三龍爭珠圓蓋盒

    For a closely related Qianlong reign-marked rectangular lacquer box carved with dragons in pursuits of a flaming pearl in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, see Chen Huixia, Carving the subtle Radiance of Colors: Treasured Lacquerware in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2008, p.134, no.134.
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