AN INLAID LACQUER BOX AND COVER

CHOSON PERIOD (18TH-19TH CENTURY)

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AN INLAID LACQUER BOX AND COVER
choson period (18th-19th century)
The deep, rectangular box fitted with a shallow lid, inlaid on the cover in mother-of-pearl on a black lacquer ground with two large five-petaled blossoms and leafy, scrolling stems, within a border of sawtooth-pattern triangles set between narrow lines, the sides of the cover with shell-outlined panels of stylized clouds, the sides of the box inlaid with identical flower scroll set between line borders, the rims red lacquer, the interior lined in paper, the base unlacquered wood
12¼ x 7 5/8 x 7 7/8in. (31.1 x 19.4 x 20cm.)

Lot Essay

For a virtually identical box see Tokubetsu Korai Richo no raden (Mother-of-pearl inlay of the Koryo and Choson periods) (Nara: Nara Prefectural Musuem, 1988), no. 39, p. 36.
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