Red Lacquer Presentation Box

c. 1850
$2,480 USD
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H: 4.5" Dia: 15.0"
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This beautiful red lacquer box was once presented as a gift, filled with popular snacks like roasted melon seeds, dried fruit, and cinnamon-toasted soy beans. The lightweight box is shaped like a flower and contains nine interior trays, one for each petal and a round tray in the center. The red lacquer exterior is finely painted with the ribbon-clad accessories of the Eight Immortals of Taoism, including a palm leaf fan, a double gourd flask, and a pair of castanets. These auspicious objects are surrounded by fluffy clouds and plum blossoms and colored by traces of the original gilt pigmentation.

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“PAGODA RED was extremely supportive in helping to pull accessory options together for the Lake Forest Showhouse. After providing them with details and our vision on how we were looking to finish our space, Laurene helped curate options that made it easy for us to edit and finalize. It's also no surprise that the unique pieces we used in our showhouse space were some of the first to sell.”

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