QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
The covered box is carved in the form of a large finger citrus with an attendant finger citrus issuing from the same leafy branch. The bamboo is patinated to a caramel tone.
A covered box similarly carved with two fruits, formerly from Spink & Son, Ltd, is published in Maria Kiang Chinese Art: Objects from the Scholar’s Desk, 2009, Catalogue No. 21.