13 June 2002,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,175
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A red-cornered lacquer incense box and cover
the sides wrapped in coarse red cloth covered in red lacquer, the cover and shaped sides in black lacquer decorated in gold with hanging fruiting vines and leaf roundels, each side panel with two heart-shaped apertures, the interior in plain lacquer with drop-in tray -- 14¾in. (37.5cm.) wide, (minor restoration to cover).
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