A cinnabar lacquer box and cover

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Lot 275
A cinnabar lacquer box and cover

Sold for £ 312 (US$ 394) inc. premium

Asian Art

18 Nov 2015, 11:00 GMT

Edinburgh

A cinnabar lacquer box and cover
Of rectangular form, carved to the sides of the box and cover with a dense peony ground, the box with a band of gilt key-pattern at the foot, the top of the flat cover carved with butterflies above rockwork and stylised chrysanthemum and finger citron on a ground of long-life swastika symbols, (some lacquer flaking),
11.5cm high, 17cm wide

Footnotes

  • Provenance; Christie's lot 31 sale 8334, New York Park Avenue 1996, The Collections of The Late Sir John Wyndham Pope-Hennesy. Former Director of The Victoria and Albert and British Museums in the 1960s and 1970s.
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A cinnabar lacquer box and cover
A cinnabar lacquer box and cover
A cinnabar lacquer box and cover
A cinnabar lacquer box and cover
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