Carved Snack Box

c. 1750
$2,880
Dimensions
W: 14.5" D: 10.0" H: 4.75"
Materials
Wood
Lacquer
Available
One of a kind
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CAF169
Estimated Shipping
$100

This elaborately carved box would have been presented as a gift to an honored friend and filled with popular Chinese snacks, including roasted melon seeds, dried fruit, and soybeans toasted with cinnamon, fennel, and other spices. Floral filigrees and geometric borders cover the wood box, highlighted by a red-lacquered medallion circumscribing a lavish still life. It is a standout for boxes of its kind—in twenty years, it is one of the most intricate and elaborate we have found.

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