12 juillet 2016

A finely carved cinnabar lacquer 'Mythical Animals' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3150. A finely carved cinnabar lacquer 'Mythical Animals' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, with a flat cover deeply and meticulously carved with three frolicking beasts, two fu lions and one resembling a fox possibly a huli jing, all reserved on a dense ground of fine rolling waves, the sides of the cover and the box further carved with waves,... [Lire la suite]