2 November 1999
A RARE CINNABAR LACQUER 'HUNDRED BOYS' BOX AND COVER
Finely and deeply carved through the diaper ground to both sides with young boys at play, on hobby horses, practising acrobatics, playing musical instruments, acting out a drama, gathering flowers, picking fruit, or tending chickens and roosters, all within an elaborate garden landscape with pavilions and ornamental rocks framing each scene (minor repair)
6 in. (15 cm.) diam.
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