London, South Kensington
19 July 2001
A Chinese cinnabar lacquer box and cover
17th Century and later
of rectangular shape, carved in relief all over with fruiting branches and foliage on geometric grounds, the rims with key-fret bands, the interior with a drop-in tray -- 5 5/8in. (14.2cm.) wide; two cinnabar lacquer lids, one carved with fruit, the other with children in an exterior scene -- 3in. (7.6cm.) diam.; and a rectangular Japanese lacquer tray, decorated in red lacquer and gilt hiramakie with fruiting vines, the base in nashiji, in a fitted wood box -- 15½in. (39.4cm.) wide, (chips and restoration to first piece).
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