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A Chinese box in filigree gold with coral, kingfisher feathers, hard stones
A Chinese box in filigree gold with coral, kingfisher feathers, hard stones - Asian Works of Art Style A Chinese box in filigree gold with coral, kingfisher feathers, hard stones - A Chinese box in filigree gold with coral, kingfisher feathers, hard stones -
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Period :
18th century
Artist :
Qianlong (1736-1795)
Provenance :
China
Medium :
Gold, kingfisher feathers, pearls, natural stones and coral
Dimensions :
L. 4.09 inch
Asian Works of Art  - A Chinese box in filigree gold with coral, kingfisher feathers, hard stones 18th century - A Chinese box in filigree gold with coral, kingfisher feathers, hard stones  - A Chinese box in filigree gold with coral, kingfisher feathers, hard stones
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A Chinese box in filigree gold with coral, kingfisher feathers, hard stones

A rare covered box in the shape of a ruyi in gold, decorated with gold filigrees and inlays of hard stones, pearls and kingfisher feathers, the symbol of longevity Shou in coral surmounting the cover, Qianlong mark engraved with base, Qing Dynasty (1644-1908).

This box is similar to similar boxes with gold watermarks on display at the Forbidden City in Beijing. They have been dated by the curators of the Beijing Museum of the Qing Dynasty, although presumably executed during the reign of Qianlong.

For a very similar ruyi box but in gilded silver, coral, pearls and hard stones, see Christie's London, November 8, 2016, Lot 141

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