A Chinese Export Lacquered Sewing Box
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Early 20th century, exterior with black lacquer ground and red decoration, cover with a scholar and attendant under bamboo looking at a distant temple, sides decorated with Buddhist treasure symbols and riverscape scenes, top opens to reveal compartments, some covered, for sewing notions, interior decorated with green, red, gold, and black lacquer of riverscape scenes, comes together with original key, also contains sewing notions from previous owner.
6.75 x 14.25 x 10.25 in.
Vertical cracks to lacquer on top of box; some wear and loss to edges.