A red lacquer box and cover with lions carved

Qing Dynasty
Length: 26cm

Rectangular form, lobed once at corners, divided to equal top and bottom halves, lacquered in matte red finish, lined in lustrous black, top carved in relief with a central reserve panel of three grinning lions, gamboling across a brocade background after a ribboned ball, hair finely articulated, postures playful, bordered by key and fret and larger lotus scroll border, paired to the bottom half.