A peach-shaped red lacquer box and cover


Qing Dynasty
Diameter: 14cm

Finely carved and snugly fit box and cover in bright red lacquer with deep black inner lining, top carved with central scene of a scholar with two attendants searching out lingzhi mushrooms in a mountain landscape with a brocade background, bordered by finely layered and active waves both above and below the box juncture, resting over a small raised foot.