Smith & Singer
55

A HARDSTONE INLAID THREE-TIERED PICNIC BOX AND COVER, TIHE

(2)

Estimate $2,800 – $3,200

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Alternate Views

of rectangular form, the three beaded rimmed trays stacked above one another below the cover, the top inlaid in mother of pearl and various hardstones with a pair of cranes wading through a lotus pond with butterflies hovering above, all on a base frame set with uprights flanked by foliate scrolls surmounted by an arched handle secured by a long metal pin, together with an inlaid hardwood ruyi sceptre, the head decorated with a pair of ducks in a lotus pond and the shaft with lotus, fish and fruiting peach branches

(2)
the box 25 cm high, 32 cm wide, 18.5 cm deep, the sceptre 46 cm long

Condition Report

The picnic box - a very small chip approx 0.3 cm to one strecher on the underside. Generally good condition. The sceptre - generally good condition.

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Geoffrey Smith

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Australian & International Art 
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Ann Roberts

Consultant Specialist, Asian Art

Arts & Design 
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Anthony Hurl

Consultant Specialist

Arts & Design 
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Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art 
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Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art 
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Marlene Cartlidge

Administrator

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Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

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