Carved Dark Red Cinnabar Lacquered Double-sided Box and Cover, China, possibly Qianlong period, slightly domed shallow bowl-shape, the box with a phoenix amongst peonies in a roundel, the cover with a Daoist landscape with Immortals in a roundel, both with a floral-patterned frieze around rims, black-lacquered interior, ht. 5, dia. 7 1/4 in.
Provenance: Purchased in China in the 1930s, then by descent to the present owner.
the cover rim with damage, traces of repairs, and retouches, cracks to black interior lacquer, some surface dirt to carved details.
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