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Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000
ca. US$77,391 - US$103,188
Price realised:  HK$2,660,000
ca. US$343,100
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AN EXCEPTIONALLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
AN EXCEPTIONALLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) The cover deeply carved through the layers of cinnabar lacquer with a pair of sinuous four-clawed dragons confronting a 'flaming pearl' amongst stylised ruyi -shaped cloud scrolls, against a ground of freely carved humped waves, all framed within a border of crashing waves, the vertical sides carved with a band of lingzhi , the interiors and the base applied with a dark brown lacquer 10 in. (25.3 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important Chinese Lacquer from the Lee Family Collection
Date of the auction: 1 Dec 2009
Address: Christie's
1 December 2009, Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre