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A set of four embellished lacquer panels Qing dynasty, late 19th century

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Estimate $13,000 - $15,000

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each rectangular black lacquer panel inlaid in various hardstones and bone, and painted with further detailing, depicting figures in a garden setting, one of an old man and two maidens by a lotus pool and pine tree, another of a maiden and attendant offered tea by a servant, beside a pavilion and prunus tree, another with maidens beside a fruiting peach tree, and another with a sage and attendant carrying a qin watched by a maiden in a pavilion beside a maple tree, each panel with an applied inscription, the panels glazed within the wood frames

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each panel 139 cm high, 58.7 cm wide

Provenance

Bonham's, Sydney, 27 May 2012, lot 182
Private Collection, Sydney

Condition Report

The lacquer grounds with some fine surface cracks and some surface wear and streaks. One panel with a replaced character in the inscription and some repair to one of the leaves of the banana plant.

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