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Lot 152. A carved cinnabar lacquer ovoid 'lychee' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12 cm, 4 3/4  inEstimate 12,000 — 16,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. 

the box with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, finely carved around the exterior in medium relief with a band of fruiting lychee branches reserved on a floret-diaper ground, all between narrow lappet and keyfret bands at the foot and rim, the domed cover similarly decorated, the interior and base lacquered black, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 3

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM