A set of four carved cinnabar lacquer 'children at play' garden seats, Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century | 清十八 / 十九世紀 剔紅雲龍紋開光山水人物圖坐墩一套四件
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A set of four carved cinnabar lacquer 'children at play' garden seats
Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
清十八 / 十九世紀 剔紅雲龍紋開光山水人物圖坐墩一套四件
each of barrel form supported on six demilune feet, the sides with four large quatrefoil cartouches enclosing children engaged in various playful activities such as wrestling, galloping astride a hobby horse with an 'attendant', holding a parasol, marching in a procession, blowing on a suona, and waving a flag, set in a lush garden pavilion with flowering plants, small shrubs, and craggy rocks, the space between the cartouches carved with the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' against a cloud ground, the top carved with a ferocious dragon amongst clouds (4)
Height 19¼ in., 49 cm
Each stool is in generally good condition with only expected cracks and small losses to the feet (with associated restoration to the feet and apron), and a few small chips elsewhere (some infilled).
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