A cinnabar lacquer 'figures in landscape' box and cover Qianlong
Lot 649
A cinnabar lacquer 'figures in landscape' box and cover Qianlong
HK$ 300,000 - 350,000
US$ 39,000 - 45,000

Lot Details
A cinnabar lacquer 'figures in landscape' box and cover Qianlong
Various Owners
A cinnabar lacquer 'figures in landscape' box and cover
Qianlong
Of square form with indented corners, the cover carved with a keyfret border above a band of foliate scrolls enclosing two seated scholars with an attendant standing nearby carrying a basket and a staff over his shoulder underneath the shade of pine and willow trees against a backdrop of rolling hilltops and waterfall in the distance, the sides with detached sprigs of peonies, camellia, chrysanthemum and prunus within a lobed cartouche separated by auspicious objects in the four corners above a band of keyfrets around the vertical footrim, all reserved on a diaper ground, the interior and base lacquered black.
18.5cm wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • A series of boxes carved with different stories of literatis' life with similar shape, dated to the Qianlong period in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, are illustrated by Chen Huixia, Carving the subtle Radiance of Colors: Treasured Lacquerware in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2008, pp.122-123, nos.110-113.

    清乾隆 剔紅賞山水委角寶盒

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