Lot 1435. A bamboo veneer scholar's box, 19th century; 11¼ in. (28.7 cm.) wide. Estimate 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.