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Lot 43 (TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, 5th March 2021)

AN EMBELLISHED ‘PICKING LOTUS’ AGATE BOX, QING DYNASTY
清代“戯蓮”瑪瑙彩盒

China, the box 1750-1850, the embellishment by the Tsuda family, Kyoto, Japan, 1890-1941. The translucent agate of an even caramel tone, with a smooth surface finish, the embellishments skillfully carved of soapstone with various natural colors and further decorated with lacquer and gold. The cover with a noblewoman and her two servants in a small boat amid a lotus pond. While one servant is rowing, the other is about to pick a large lotus blossom. The base with a Qianlong seal mark.

Provenance: From a private estate in New York, USA.
Condition: Overall, superb condition. The stone with natural inclusions and fissures. Minor old wear to lacquer. Note a natural erosion to the stone inside the lid, which has over time developed into a cavity, and was cleverly covered by an embellishment.

Weight: 135 g
Dimensions: Length 9.5 cm

The sides neatly decorated with butterflies, insects and birds in flight amid billowing clouds.

The original Chinese box has all the features of a Palace product of the Qianlong or Jiaqing periods: The pure stone, the flattened oval shape, the faceting of the rims and the raised oval foot are all typical.

清代戯蓮瑪瑙彩盒
中國,盒子1750-1850, 日本京都津田家族1890-1941年為此盒做了彩飾。半透明瑪瑙,焦糖色色調均勻,表面光滑,飾有精巧的各色天然皂石雕刻,並進一步用漆和金色裝飾。一位貴族女子和她的兩個僕人行舟于荷花池中。 一位侍者划船,另一位侍者正要摘一朵大荷花。 底座上有乾隆款。

來源:美國紐約私人遺產
品相:總體而言,狀況極好。瑪瑙有著天然内沁和裂縫。 漆面稍有舊時磨損。 請注意,蓋子內部的石材會自然腐蝕,被彩飾巧妙覆蓋。

重量:135克
尺寸:長9.5厘米


Starting price
€500
Estimate
€1,000
 

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China, the box 1750-1850, the embellishment by the Tsuda family, Kyoto, Japan, 1890-1941. The translucent agate of an even caramel tone, with a smooth surface finish, the embellishments skillfully carved of soapstone with various natural colors and further decorated with lacquer and gold. The cover with a noblewoman and her two servants in a small boat amid a lotus pond. While one servant is rowing, the other is about to pick a large lotus blossom. The base with a Qianlong seal mark.

Provenance: From a private estate in New York, USA.
Condition: Overall, superb condition. The stone with natural inclusions and fissures. Minor old wear to lacquer. Note a natural erosion to the stone inside the lid, which has over time developed into a cavity, and was cleverly covered by an embellishment.

Weight: 135 g
Dimensions: Length 9.5 cm

The sides neatly decorated with butterflies, insects and birds in flight amid billowing clouds.

The original Chinese box has all the features of a Palace product of the Qianlong or Jiaqing periods: The pure stone, the flattened oval shape, the faceting of the rims and the raised oval foot are all typical.

清代戯蓮瑪瑙彩盒
中國,盒子1750-1850, 日本京都津田家族1890-1941年為此盒做了彩飾。半透明瑪瑙,焦糖色色調均勻,表面光滑,飾有精巧的各色天然皂石雕刻,並進一步用漆和金色裝飾。一位貴族女子和她的兩個僕人行舟于荷花池中。 一位侍者划船,另一位侍者正要摘一朵大荷花。 底座上有乾隆款。

來源:美國紐約私人遺產
品相:總體而言,狀況極好。瑪瑙有著天然内沁和裂縫。 漆面稍有舊時磨損。 請注意,蓋子內部的石材會自然腐蝕,被彩飾巧妙覆蓋。

重量:135克
尺寸:長9.5厘米


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Auction: TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, 5th March 2021

Our two-day premium auction features 782 stunning lots, many of museum quality, with 152 named provenances ranging from museum deaccessions to notable collectors, and from the intriguing to the illustrious. Among these are the last emperor of Vietnam, the personal physician of Puyi, the Commander of the German Marine for East Asia, the Deputy Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia, the Rockefeller and Rothschild families, Cardinal Neri Maria Corsini, the granddaughter of the Coca-Cola founder, noted artists Lindy Guinness, Lü Xiaguang and Zhou Shengli as well as historic dealerships Bluett, Spink, Rare Art, Vermeer & Griggs, Roger Keverne, Nicholas Grindley, Eileen Kershaw, Myrna Myers, Dr. Otto Burchard, only to name very few. On the first day of the auction, 409 lots will be offered, including Works of Art; Hardstones, Jades and Seals; Ceramics and Porcelain; and Snuff Bottles. The second day will see the remaining 373 lots fall under the hammer, including Bronzes and Sculptures; Organic Material and Furniture; Thangkas, Textiles and Paintings; and, last but not least, Buddhism and Hinduism.  

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