Description & Technical information

Jiaqing period
English Market 
 A very fine black lacquered wooden box decorated in tones of gilt all around the exterior, with scenes of tea processing and packing, the hinged cover with two large tea plant motifs inside, above a velvet lined tray. This is a very fine example of this type of decorative item and the scenes of tea processing are varied and detailed, covering all of the outside of the box.

Date:  1820
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century
Origin:  China
Medium: Black lacquered wood
Dimensions: 12 x 27.5 cm (4³/₄ x 10⁷/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art