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Thu, Aug 18, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 11

Chinese Export Black Lacquer and Gilt Gaming Box

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

19th century, of rectangular chamfered form, painted gilt decoration of figures and structures, opening to a fitted interior with nine sections, seven with gilt painted lid, with 12 gaming trays, deck of Reynolds & Sons and deck of Goodall stamp decorated playing cards, 37 mother of pearl tiles, 20 mother of pearl discs, 27 pierced mother of pearl tiles, 11 fish form mother of pearl tiles, ten mother of pearl rectangles, 8 mother of pearl tiles of ovoid form, with approximately 30 additional tiles, raised on conforming base with gilt paw form feet, 5-1/4 x 15 x 12-1/4 in.

Provenance: With label to underside for Michael Davis & Co., Droitwich, UK; Private Collection, Charleston, South Carolina


heavy crazing, chipping to black lacquer, losses to gilt decoration, chips to feet, losses throughout, discoloration, hairlines, glue repairs to interior lid, chipping to interior boxes and tray, two decks of cards appear complete, wear and discoloration to mother of pearl tiles, scratching,˜