A chrysanthemum-shaped red lacquer box and cover

Qianlong period, Qing Dynasty
Diameter: 15.5cm

Delicately crafted covered box with paper-thin walls in multi-lobed chrysanthemum flower shape and of lustrous red lacquer, snug fit between top and bottom, base in black, inscribed in gold with seal script Qianlong mark and encircled in regular script gold poem by the emperor.