Asian Antiques Appraisals And Valuations

Clever Or Clueless? Estimate At $10,000

Sotheby’s Pair Of Famille Rose Boxes – Jokers Estimate At $10,000

Two Unusual Chinese Famille-Rose Gilt Decorated Boxes And Covers. Qianlong Mark And Period. Each realistically molded as a bundle of ten firecrackers in variously patterned brocade cases, secured by a sash tied in a bow, the interior and recessed base enameled turquoise, the base centered with a four-character Qianlong mark in iron-red.

Examples of firecrackers upon which the boxes are based upon are illustrated in a court painting by Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining) and preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, entitled Emperor Qianlong enjoying himself in Snowy Weather, illustrated in Life in the Forbidden City of the Qing Dynasty,  Beijing, 2007, p. 262, pl. 430.

Estimate: $10/15,000; sold for $494,500

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