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Auction: The Imperial Sale
was auctioned on: 30 May 2012
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AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF IMPERIAL CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'SOUTH...

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Estimate: HK$5,000,000 - HK$8,000,000
ca. US$644,010 - US$1,030,416
Price realised:  HK$10,740,000
ca. US$1,383,333
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AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF IMPERIAL CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'SOUTHERN INSPECTION TOUR' SCROLL BOXES
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF IMPERIAL CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'SOUTHERN INSPECTION TOUR' SCROLL BOXES QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Each box is of rectangular form and constructed with an upper sliding lid which is carved in relief with a pair of striding five-clawed dragons amidst clouds. The dragons are divided by a central rectangular cartouche bearing the characters, Nanxuntu Wu , 'Southern Inspection Painting, (series no.) seven', and the other inscribed with Nanxuntu Wei , 'Southern Inspection Painting, (series no.) eight'. The vertical sides similarly carved with dragons amidst clouds above breaking waves. 29 3/4 in. (75.7 cm.) long (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Imperial Sale
Date of the auction: 30 May 2012
Address: Christie's
30 May 2012, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall