A Canton export black and gold lacquer tea caddy
Mid 19th Century.
The eight sided box with hinged cover and painted all over in gilt on black lacquer with panels depicting figures at leisure on terraces and in garden settings, opening to reveal a pair of pewter lidded caddies, the lock complete with original key, all raised on carved wood dragon mask feet,
15cm high, 24cm wide, 17cm deep
Chinese Works of Art
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