Dragon Lacquer box with complete set of ink sticks
25 May 2018

black lacquer box, silk lined with complete set of ink sticks



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By Klaus
May 27, 15:50 UTC
Fair Market Value
$2,000 - $5,000 USD
Insurance Value $0 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be a set of chinese pressed ink, depicting Huang Shan mountains, dating to the 19th century. The chinese lacquer cover is decorated with a chinese dragon among clouds. Similar sets 清光绪 黄山图 or 胡开文 黄山图 have been offered or sold at auction. 胡开文 used a similar inside rim decoration of the box. Both manufacturers were related and produced similar sets. I am not aware of current reproductions, but a hands on appraisal would be necessary anyway. Auction results in China appear to be higher, but confirmation of the deal is sometimes difficult.

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