Lot 1399. An unusual parcel-gilt silver octagonal box and cover, 18th century; 4 5/16 in. (10.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
The center of the cover decorated in high relief and undercut with two buddhistic lions frolicking on either side of a tree peony, with a bird in flight above, the sides of the cover and the box with panels of different plants and trees, some including birds or insects, all with gilt highlights and reserved on a fine ring-punched ground.
Property from the Collection of Philip Wood, San Francisco.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011