The top of the cover deeply and crisply carved through the outer cinnabar-red layer to the black and amber layers of lacquer to depict a scene with the Sanxing, Fu, Lu and Shou, and two attendants on a palace terrace, surrounded by a magnificent landscape. The central image is framed by a meander border and the sides on the lid and the base show alternating medallions with fruits and flowers and tied Buddhist symbols. All reserved on a diaper-ground, the interior and base lacquered black.
Dimensions: 22 cm (length) 22 cm (width) 7 cm (height)
Weight: 675.5 grams
Condition: Good and original condition with some cracks and very minor material loss – mainly to inside rims
Provenance: from an American private estate – comes with an old article from 1966 in the Chicago Tribune which the previous owner kept as it shows a closely related box
Auction results comparison: For two other three-color lacquer boxes dating to the Qianlong period, see Bonhams, FINE CHINESE ART, 12 Mai 2016, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET, lot 279 or Christie’s, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 27 November 2007, lot 1667.
尺寸：長 22 厘米，寬22 厘米，高 7 厘米
重量： 675.5 克