01 juin 2019

A magnificent and rare pair of Canton tribute bejewelled and jadeite-inlaid silver-gilt boxes, Qianlong period (1736-1795) 

Lot 3114. A magnificent and rare pair of Canton tribute bejewelled and jadeite-inlaid silver-gilt boxes, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 2,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each silver-gilt box is of octagonal-form, set with a jadeite plaque of conforming shape on each side, framed by borders comprised of seed pearls and red glass beads. The gilt base is chased with auspicious emblems within an octagonal panel,... [Lire la suite]