Lot 5049: A GILT-BRONZE GEMS-INLAID MELON-SHAPED BOX
December 10, 2016
El Monte, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Naturalistically cast into the oval-shaped melon oriented on its side divided lengthwise into evenly spaced segments, cast in high relif with gnarled leafy branch and tendrils and two small cicadas in turquoise, the box similarly decorated with the scrolled stem issuing from one end, the base with Qianlong mark, with fitted wood stand. Qing Dynasty Qianlong period.
Dimensions: Height: 3 1/2 in (8.9 cm) Width: 6 1/4 in (15.9 cm)