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Item:114140846422Cosmetic Box from Mrs. Cai which is written, in characters, on the bottom (see photo) A very meticulously carved center on the lid (that fits with a twist, perfectly), with multiple rows of twisted bronze; clean inside, with art in gold and red and black lacquers outside, (see condition in photos and description above), gourd shaped with another two rows of twisted bronze. The handle have Chinese characters, weaved in the top. Red wax seal from Beijing Relics Bureau allowing me to take it out of China in the 90's. Cosmetic box / basket may hold her makeup, jewelry and or hair pieces, and personal medicines or spirits. I bought it while living in mainland China in the 90's Shipping quoted within contiguous USA All others please wait for my invoiceProvenance Antique Historian/Collector, Lecturer and Accomplished Published Author (Curtis Evarts), C.L. Ma Antiques, aka CLMA, Cola Ma, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tianjin, Provenance A Globally recognized expert and adviser, in Chinese Antiques, Classical Furniture.See hammer prices from various important Auction Houses around the world.Condition:Condition commensurate with age; missing, rubbed or chipped lacquer; exterior decoration artwork fading in some parts, carving and handles in remarkable rustic condition. High quality made. Not sold as a new item. Sold As Is., Region of Origin:China, Original/Reproduction:Antique Original
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CHINESE BOX GOURD BASKET Good Quality QING PERIOD LACQUER BRONZE STRAPPING