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.


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