London, South Kensington
2 October 2005
A mother of pearl inlaid lacquer writing box and cover, 18th century
of circular form with shaped feet, the compartmented interior containing a central ink stone and small red lacquered tray, the cover decorated with the eight trigrams and central yin-yang symbol, the cover interior with a mythical beast, the feet inlaid with seated rabbits and foaming waves -- 13¼in. (33.6cm) diam.
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