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19th Century Cinnabar Lacquer Covered Box

Roll over for video transcript The value of fine cinnabar lacquer has seen impressive growth in recent years.The art of carved lacquer was mastered in China as early as 400 B.C.E., and has long been favored by collectors worldwide. This beautifully crafted cinnabar box features elegant floral decoration carved in high relief. Robed figures in a traditional landscape are depicted on the lid. Its rich Chinese red color has been deepened by the soft patina of age. Estimated at $600-$800.

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Cinnabar Lacquer Covered Box
19th Century
Carved with four figures in a garden, with an overall lotus and peony ground.
{Diameter: 7 inches (17.8 cm)}
Estimate: $600/800


Asian Art
Harry Huang
(510) 227-2535
Jessica Liang
(510) 227-2511
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