Bonhams : A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century

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Lot 8111
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration
18th/19th century

Sold for US$ 40,000 inc. premium
Works of Art and Furniture

Property from a Pacific Northwest Collection
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration
18th/19th century
Of compressed globular form, carved in high relief across the flat top with a front-facing dragon emerging amid cloud banks from a ground of lozenge-shaped waves that repeats along the curving walls of the cover and the base behind eight further dragons chasing flaming pearls amid clouds, bordered by narrow key-fret bands that also encircle the exterior foot, the interior surfaces and the recessed base covered in black lacquer.
17 1/4in (44cm) diameter

Footnotes

  • For circular bowl and stand of smaller size (20.2cm diameter of the bowl), but similarly carved with six dragons amid clouds on a lozenge wave-patterned ground and key-fret bordered bands, the base carved with a six-character Qianlong mark in regular script, see Gugong Bowuyuan Cang Wenwu Zhenpin Quanji 46: Qing Dai Qi Qi (The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Beijing 46: Qing Lacquer ware) (Hong Kong, 2006), cat. no. 12, p. 21.
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A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
A large carved cinnabar lacquer covered box with nine dragons decoration 18th/19th century
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