Lot 201. A Large Painted and incised brown lacquer octagonal box and cover, Late 18th century; 13 ½in (34.3cm) across. Estimate US$ 1,200 - US$ 1,800. Sold for US$ 1,224. © Bonhams 2001-2021
incised and painted with a large roundel of leafy peony heads within a ruyi-head surround itself bordered at the octagonal edges with composite floral sprays of magnolia, chrysanthemum, prunus, and begonia, the vertical sides of the cover with various fruit and flower panels above a stylized key-pattern band on the sides of the box, supported on eight small truncated ball feet, the interior with nine black lacquer shaped trays.
Property from the Robert and Mee-Din Moore Collection.
Bonhams. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, New York, 20 Sep 2021