Lot 678. A small carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 3 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 90,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 107,550. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002
The top surface of the cover carved with a large central peony blossom surrounded by saw-edged leaves and buds extending over the gently curved sides, the exterior of the box with a narrow frieze of further flowers and leaves, the base and interior lacquered black, box.