REF No. 6194
chinese export lacquer box with tea processing scenes
Jiaqing period circa 1820
Height: 4¾ inches; 12 cm,
Width: 10¾ inches; 27.5 cm
Depth: 4½ inches; 11.5 cm
A very fine black lacquered wooden box decorated in tones of gilt all around the exterior, with scenes of tea processing and packing, the hinged cover with two large tea plant motifs inside, above a velvet lined tray.
This is a very fine example of this type of decorative item and the scenes of tea processing are varied and detailed, covering all of the outside of the box.