London, South Kensington
9 November 2000
A Chinese Export black and gilt-lacquered shaped casket
of rectangular shaped form decorated with panels of numerous figures at leisure in garden settings within scrolling foliage and feather borders, above pierced bat giltwood feet, the hinged cover opening to reveal three rectangular trays and eight shaped pin trays similarly decorated, with enclosed calling card, dated 8th March 1916 -- 12½in. (31.8cm.) wide, (wear and rubbing, chips to extremities).
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