London, South Kensington
29 March 2007
A Chinese huanghuali box and cover, 16th/17th century
of rectangular shape with lipped rims with bail handles at the sides, the lockplate of quatrefoil shape with a ruyi-shaped clasp pierced with a cross, with top corner tri-lobed leaf shaped mounts with a pierced cross above the metal framed corners -- 6 9/16in. (16.7cm.) high, 14 3/16in. (36.1cm.) wide, 7 5/8in. (19.3cm.) deep.
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