A circular lacquer 'Immortal' box and cover Qianlong
Lot 403
A circular lacquer 'Immortal' box and cover Qianlong
Sold for HK$ 137,500 (US$ 17,735) inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from an important private collection (lots 381-403)
A circular lacquer 'Immortal' box and cover
Of cylindrical form, the main circular cartouche carved with a landscape scene of two Immortals with an attendant strolling under a pine tree and by a lake amongst distant mountains, all finely worked on rich thick red lacquer carved in relief into three layers of diaper ground, the base and interior lacquered black.
10.8cm diam. (2).


  • 清乾隆 御製仙人春遊剔紅蓋盒

    Provenance 來源:
    Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo
    Christie's London, 14 November 2003, lot 30

    Compare other similar circular red lacquer boxes and cover with intricately worked landscape scenes dated to the Qianlong period, currently preserved in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Carving the Subtle Radiance of Colours. Treasured Lacquerware in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2008, pp.125-127, no.116-121. See also another example currently preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of the Treasures of the Palace Museum 46. Lacquer Wares of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 2006, p.42, no.26.


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