A carved cinnabar lacquer peach-shaped box and cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century. Photo Sotheby’s
of circular section, the pointed domed cover delicately carved with a butterfly hovering over dense foliage and large peony blooms, the box similarly decorated with peony blossoms and large palmette leaves, all carved through the layers of rich cinnabar lacquer to the yellow ground, the interior and recessed base lacquered brownish-red; 7.6 cm., 3 in. Lot 3212. 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. 51.
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. 43.
Sotheby’s. The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer, Part 2. Hong Kong | 08 oct. 2014, 11:00 AM