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Gilt-decorated Lacquerware Tea Caddy

Auction:
2482
Lot:
185
Sold for:
$296$250

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Gilt-decorated Lacquerware Tea Caddy, China, 19th century, rectangular box with brass swing handles, hinged lid opening to two rectangular and one round lead cannister with engraved decoration, the exterior and interior center panel decorated with courtly figures, the background with flowers, leaves, and dragons with floral and leafy borders, (shrinkage crack along rear top of lid), ht. 7, wd. 13 3/4, dp. 9 1/4 in.
Estimate $300-500

One handle with solder repair, missing one cannister lid and interior lid, small loss to rt. front corner.

Keywords

Tea Caddy, China, Chinese ceramics

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