ANTIQUE CINNABAR LACQUER BOX
FEATURES: Beautiful box is painted in brilliant, pure cinnabar, a prized lacquer that's till this day admired and treasured. Delicate ink paintings depict various flowers and butterflies which are symbols of happiness and love. Another important feature of the box is the 5 medallions of antique porcelain. The flowers of peony, lotus, lily and prunus blossom symbolize the beauty of four seasons while the center medallion honors the God of Harmony. This wonderful box demonstrates fantastic artistry and is in remarkable condition.
DIMENSIONS: 12" x 9" x 3.5" h
CONSTRUCTION: Hand made. Hand painted
ORIGIN: Ning Bo province
ERA: 19th century