A fine cinnabar lacquer circular covered box - Qianlong Period

Its lobed exterior walls carved in high relief with a lotus and chrysanthemum flower and leaf border and the flat top with a pair of ribbon-tied ruyi scepters against cloud forms bordered by intertwined C-scrolls, the interior and base finished in black lacquer (losses, repairs). 4 3/8in (11cm) diameter - Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000 - Unsold.

Provenance: Nagatani, Chicago

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 18 Dec 2007. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, California