Lot 3767. A 'tixi' lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6.9 cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 68,750 HKD (7,903 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's
of circular section, the cover deeply carved through layers of alternating black and cinnabar-red lacquer with five swirling guri pommels each conjoined to ruyi shaped scrolls all laid out around a central point, the box carved with ruyi motifs, the interior and base covered with reddish-brown lacquer.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 07 Oct 2015