Brunk Auctions
Live Auction

Premier Auction - Session I

Fri, May 20, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 488

Chinese Export Papier Mache and Lacquered Tea Caddy

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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possibly late Qing dynasty, decorated with gilt painted peacocks and other birds in a flowering and leafy garden, opening to a black lacquer interior, fitted with a pewter box, engraved with figures, ivory pull, 4 x 8-3/4 x 5-3/4 in.

Note: ?This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.

Provenance: Private Collection, Colorado


tearing at some corners and throughout box, lacking key, some discoloration to pewter box interior and exterior, and lid slightly warped, wear to base, scratching