03 mai 2009

A Ming four-tiered red lacquer box and cover. 15th/16th century

A Ming four-tiered red lacquer box and cover. 15th/16th century Carved on the cover with a Scholar, holding a sceptre, and a young acolyte standing beside a pavilion; the exterior of each tier carved with floral designs (some restoration). 13cm (5in) high. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 Footnote: For a similar Ming box from this genre, see Lot 112 from Christie's 27 November 1967 sale of 'A Celebrated Oriental Collection'. The Christie's example was of very similar dimensions, and was also decorated with a Scholar and two... [Lire la suite]