609. Chinese Cinnabar Circular Box


A Chinese Cinnabar Circular Box

This lacquer box is fully carved with blooming peonies and leaves against Taihu rocks. Peony, is one of the most popular Chinese auspicious flower, symbolising wealth and honour. Taihu rocks are often placed in scholar gardens and depicted on different material, such as ceramics, textiles…. This complex and delicate craftmanship represent a brilliant design and technique from a Master.

剔紅雕花圓盒
通體花卉紋飾,中間一朵盛開牡丹,配以花草與太湖石紋樣。牡丹富貴,太湖石文雅。此盒明初所制,體量小巧,工藝精湛,設計精美,出自名家之手。

  • H.3.6cm, D.6.9cm
  • Early Ming Dynasty – 14th/15th Century