JEWELLERY, DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS AUCTION Tuesday, 14 May 2024 - 10:00 AM start

An old Chinese cinnabar lacquer circular box,

Realised: $16,500 plus premium

Lot Details

the lid decorated in relief with an outdoor garden scene including seated and other figures within a distant mountainous landscape. The sides with four various floral cartouches, representing the seasons, on a scrolling floral ground. Black lacquer interior and base. Some chipping to the rims. 310 x 150mm. Provenance: Purchased by our vendor's father in Hong Kong, c.1945, while enlisted in the NZ navy. His ship, the Artifex, was supplying power to the city. Then deposited on loan to the Auckland Museum c.1971. Auckland museum letter dated 1991 available confirming loan deposit change of ownership from our vendor's father to our vendor. Further details regarding the purchase of this box available.