Rare Imperial gilt and yellow lacquer covered box, late 18th-19th century. Estimate $ 6,000-8,000. ©Garth’s Auctions, Inc. – Auctioneers & Appraisers.
Lotus form with hand painted overall designs in gilt, black, red, brown and green. The lid has a red finial and Buddhist patterns including four ruyi, flowers, bats and the character « Wan » on each corner. The base rim has lotus flowers, bats and ruyis surrounded by a key fret scroll and butterflies and flowers on the underside. Minor repair on the lid. 5.5″d.
From a private California Collector.
Garth’s Auctions, Inc. – Auctioneers & Appraisers. Asian, Continental & Decorative Arts – Jan 29 2015 10:00 AM