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.
Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Hexalobed Box And Cover
Qing Dynasty: 18th century
Lacquer, wooden core China
W: 17.5cm H:7cm
• 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.