25 février 2020

A bamboo veneer scholar's box, 19th century


Lot 1435. A bamboo veneer scholar's box, 19th century; 11¼ in. (28.7 cm.) wideEstimate USD 4,000- USD 6,000. Price realised USD USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011

The shallow rectangular box covered with a thin veneer of bamboo skin, fitted with two bamboo hinges on one side and a bamboo ruyi-shaped lock plate on the other, the surfaces polished to a soft luster to heighten the warm honey tones and patina of the bamboo

Provenance: China 2000 Fine Art.

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

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