Property from an important private collection (lots 381-403)
A circular lacquer 'Immortal' box and cover
Qianlong 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).
Provenance 來源: Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo Christie's London, 14 November 2003, lot 30 東京出光美術館 英國佳士得2003年11月14日，拍品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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