AN ALOESWOOD RETICULATED 'ORCHID AND LINGZHI' PLAQUE 18th/19th century (2)

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AN ALOESWOOD RETICULATED 'ORCHID AND LINGZHI' PLAQUE
18th/19th century

Sold for HK$ 53,550 (US$ 6,887) inc. premium
AN ALOESWOOD RETICULATED 'ORCHID AND LINGZHI' PLAQUE
18th/19th century
Of rectangular form, the jianan aloeswood plaque intricately carved in openwork on both sides with lingzhi fungus and orchid amidst scrolling leaves within an archaistic chi dragon board, box.
5.5cm (2 1/4in) high x 4cm (1/2in) wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • 十八/十九世紀 迦楠粉壓模鏤空雕靈芝紋香囊

    The plaque belongs to a group of accessories made of aloeswood for the ladies, consorts and concubines in the Imperial court. See a related aloeswood 'lotus' plaque, Qianlong period in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Jewellery and Accessories of The Royal Consorts of Ching Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1992, no.306.

    香囊以迦楠粉壓模而成,再鏤空雕仿古螭龍紋為邊,內雕花草紋,其間雕靈芝仙草,前後相同。此香囊壓制及精研緻密,幾類整木雕成,而香粉壓模,其內摻和其他香料,氣味更加豐富。此香囊為清代后妃配飾之一,同類首飾還包括沉香製扁方、香珮等,如北京故宮博物院藏一件清乾隆帶珠翠茄楠香珮,著錄於《清代后妃首飾》,香港,1992年,編號306。
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