Lot 266: 紫檀嵌镶百宝螺钿喜上眉梢花鸟八棱盖盒 Qing, A Rare Hardstone and Mother-of-Pearl Embellished Zitan Octagonal-Lobed Box
December 10, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Qing, A Rare Hardstone and Mother-of-Pearl Embellished Zitan Octagonal-Lobed Box
The cover finely inlaid with carved mother-of-pearl, coral, stained bone and wood to depict flowering branches of prunus with a bird in flight above rockwork and encircled with a key-fret band. The sides of the cover and the box similarly decorated with continuous bouquet scrolls.
Across: 8⅝ in (21.9 cm)
Height: 3¾ in (9.5 cm)