Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Hexalobed Box And Cover

Qing Dynasty: 18th century
Lacquer, wooden core China
W: 17.5cm H:7cm

Provenance:
• Spink & Son paper label to base C.f. Lot 170
• The Pavilion Sale – Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Christie’s Hong Kong, 5th April, 2016.
• Private English Collection.

Finely carved to the cover with a cartouche depicting two scholars engaged in a game of wei qi with two attendants approaching, beneath a pine tree, the sides carved with alternating panels depicting blossoming foliage and the Bajixiang, ‘Eight Buddhist Emblems’, lacquered black to the interior and base.