A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period. Photo Sotheby’s
of circular form, the domed cover finely carved through the thick red lacquer with a large peony blossom beneath pomegranate and camellia blooms amidst dense foliage, the box decorated with a floral and foliate band comprising corresponding flowers, the interior and recessed base lacquered black; 7.9 cm., 3 1/8 in. Lot 3211. Estimation 120,000 — 180,000 HKD.
Exposition: 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer, Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong and the Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1993, cat. no. 44.
Layered Beauty: The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2010, cat. no. 40.
Sotheby’s. The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer, Part 2. Hong Kong | 08 oct. 2014, 11:00 AM