Quality Antique Chinese Deeply Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Box - Figures And Animals For SaleLARGE QUALITY ANTIQUE CHINESE DEEPLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX- Figures and Animals
Up for sale is a quality antique Chinese deeply carved cinnabar lacquer box. I believe that this lacquer box was produced in China around the first quarter of the c1900s for the export market and is carved to both sides equally being saturated with various sizes of chrysanthemum flower heads, stems, leaves and branches along with a man, boy, deer, birds and bats. The workmanship and details are of a very high standard showing even the smallest veins in the leaves and flower petals. The cinnabar has been applied in many coats to achieve this kind of depth and has been laid upon a thin metal box with bronze lippings while the inside of each half is done in the traditional black lacquer. Condition of box is excellent with only one small fault to the cinnabar and the inside does show some minor pitting and light wear.
Size: Box Diameter 8" x Height 3.5". A wonderful antique cinnabar box for the collector.
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