28 October 2002
A SMALL CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER
MING DYNASTY, 15TH/16TH CENTURY
The domed circular cover is finely carved through layers of cinnabar lacquer with a delicate design of a hibiscus blossom surrounded by buds and leaves, the box with a narrow band of flowers and foliage, the interior and base lacquered black
2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm.) diam.
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A small lacquer box and cover of identical design, was sold in these Rooms, 30 October 2001, lot 660.
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