An export melon form box

Unknown maker

  • Date: Late 19th century
  • Dimensions: H. 16 cm, Diameter of the jar 22 cm
  • Medium: Lacquered wood
  • Region: China
  • Museum number: SCU.00424

The surfaces of the novelty container displaying designs of butterflies, fruits and flowers rendered in gilt and black on a red lacquer ground. The finial is in the form of a twisted vine and it comes together with a matching red and gilt lacquer carved wood stand.

By the Same Artist/Maker

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