Lot 219

A CHINESE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID BLACK LACQUER ‘SEVEN SAGES OF THE BAMBOO GROVE’ WRITING BOX.

Ming Dynasty.

The cover inlaid with an exterior garden scene, its underside with a poem reading 'Morning sun, clear and bright, shines on the emerald moss. Last night in the courtyard, a flowering peach bloomed. As soon as the screen opens, a fragrance wafts on the gentle breeze. From this can be known an immortal had come, riding on his crane', the sides with further garden scenes, the interior of the box fitted with an inkstone and water dropper, 6 x 25 x 25cm.
明   嵌螺鈿‘竹林七賢’漆器硯盒

Estimate: £5,000-£8,000

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