Lot 695. A rare large Ming carved black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 15 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 89,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002
The top surface of the cover is carved in deep relief with bands of ruyi scrolls radiating from a central stylised flower-head, the scrolls extending to the gently curved sides of the cover and box, the base and interior lacquered black (some restoration), box.