OBJECTS FOR THE SCHOLAR'S DESK, Hong Kong 2017
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AN IMPERIAL BAMBOO FINGER CITRUS BOX AND COVER

QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

LENGTH: 8.8CM

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.

SIMILAR EXAMPLE
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.

清十八世紀 宮廷竹雕佛手型蓋盒