London, South Kensington
11 November 2015
A SMALL CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The cover is carved with a figure dressed in loose garments, holding a long staff with a bag slung over his shoulder. The sides of both the box and cover are decorated with a key fret border.
2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) diam.
Private European Collection, acquired prior to 1990.
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