Lac Burgaute Lobed Box Chinese Lacquer Mother Of Pearl Qing

Regular price $9,500

Antique Chinese Lac Burgaute Lobed Shaped Box. Mother-Of Pearl, Lacquer Inlay. Chrysanthemum Top With Star Design. This Is Extremely Rare As Most Pieces Of This Quality And Age Have Not Survived. 18th Century. Approximately 2 1/8" Wide x 1 1/2" High.

For A Similar Example:
Galerie Zacke, Vienna Austria 10th Mar, 2023
TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism Lot #283:


China, 1662-1722. Of globular form, raised on a low foot, the domed cover decorated in the center with a chrysanthemum blossom encircled by concentric rows of geometric motifs followed by six radiating petals of different diaper patterns meticulously inlaid with mother-of-pearl and gilt. The rims framed by geometric bands and floral borders, the foot and rim of the cover protected by a band of gilt metal. The interior lacquered in black with a peach to the center of the dome and a branch of flowers to the well of the box. The recessed base similarly inlaid with a taiji symbol surrounded by flowers.

Provenance: Austrian private collection.
Condition: Good condition with little wear, light surface scratches, few minuscule nicks, minor losses to the inlays, small chips to the rims with associated flaking and minor losses, the gilt metal rims slightly loose.

Weight: 8 g
Dimensions: Diameter 3.4 cm

Literature comparison:
Compare a box of similar form and decoration, illustrated in the catalog to the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition, The Arts of the Ch'ing Dynasty, London, 1964, no. 385, and subsequently included in the Spink & Son catalog The George de Menasce Collection, Part I, London, 1971, no. 131. A related lobed box inlaid with the Qianli mark is illustrated by H. Moss, Arts from the Scholar's Studio, Hong Kong, 1986, no. 144.

Sold for €10,400 11,286.24 USD