Superb 19c Chinese Carved Red & Black Cinnabar Lacquer Box Fine Details & Design
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Superb 19c Chinese Carved Red & Black Cinnabar Lacquer Box Fine Details & Design:
I am pleased to offer here today a splendid 19c Chinese carved cinnabar lacquer box executed in deep relief in red with a black ground and was produced in Canton, China in the 2nd half of the 19c for the export market. This is a very attractive box and in a seldom seen design of a elder sitting cross legged in prayer on a large floating leaf amoungst rockery, plants and a large meandering tree while the sides of both top and bottom depict a large open flower head with leaves again on a black geometric ground with alternating well done opposing key style plaques with the very bottom having a continuous banding of another style of key design next to a raised double edge foot ring. The inside and underneath are done in the traditional black glossy lacquer. Condition overall is excellent with light surface wear and some old touch ups on the rims where the top and bottom meet on both the outside and the inner lippings from opening and closing otherwise there are no chips, cracks, losses or repairs and the deep red color has taken on a old beautiful patina contrasting with the flat black ground giving this a very attractive and seldom seen look. Sizes: Diameter 4-3/4" x Height 3" If you collect Asian boxes or cinnabar then this is a must have and I promise the winner will be delighted with it in person.
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