Lot 42: A Chinese parcel gilt 'pumpkin' box and cover, late Qing Dynasty
November 15, 2016
Newbury, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A Chinese parcel gilt 'pumpkin' box and cover, late Qing Dynasty, each of the lobed sides variously cast in shallow relief with a 'shou' roundel within an shaped medallion, the Hehe Erxian, Shoulao and a sage under a pine tree, all framed by stylised flower heads, the cover with further floral designs and a tendril-shaped finial, the base with a lobed impressed mark of prunus beside a three-character inscription, 13.5cm wide -1 ?? ????????