Lot 1017
A Chinese Black Lacquered Wedding Basket with Cloisonne Top
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
20th century, an ornate large black lacquered wedding basket with four sections, the top inset with blue cloisonne with six dragons in red, dark blue, and yellow enamels, surrounding a longevity symbol, the baskets are painted on the side with two four claw dragons in serpentine position chasing a flaming pearl in the center amidst Chinese clouds, at edges of carrying handle are gilded mythical beast heads holding bronze rings, raised on shaped ruyi feet.

30.5 in.

Rubbing and wear to bronze handle mount at top; a repair to lacquer carrying handle on both sides where they join to side holders; some light rubbing and wear to lacquer and gilt decoration.