The Property of a private English collector
A rare zitan 'cranes' box and cover
Mid Qing dynasty
The main upper panel exquisitely carved in high relief with a scene of four cranes perched by a willow tree amidst a walled-garden, the serene atmosphere with two pavilions surrounded by a pond with lively aquatic scene and tall pine trees, all finely carved within keyfret borders repeating at the rims.
29.2cm wide. (2).