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A finely carved 'nine dragon' cinnabar lacquer box and cover, China, Qianlong period. Photo Nagel

D. 29,2 cm. the top of the domed cover finely carved with an en face five-clawed dragon encircling a 'flaming pearl' reserved on a dense ground of swirling waves and flames. Estimate 10000/15000 €

Collection Peter Schmidt 

Nagel. "Asian Art". 2012/11/02 http://www.auction.de/