Chinese Qianlong mark and period cinnabar red and black lacquer rectangular box with rounded cover. The lid is finely carved in deep relief with a scene, framed in key-fret border, featuring mountains, a river, rocks, people at leisure. The sides are finely carved with lotus flowers with the flowers being red and the leaves black lacquer. Interior of box is black lacquer. The rim of the cover, the collar and rim of the box is finished with metal edges and a gold metal Qianlong six character mark on the bottom completes the box. Very rare to find this style box in 2 colors and it would be a prized possession for the collector.
CONDITION: Excellent original condition, very minor age wear with a tiny nick to left front corner, a nick to front center, and 2 age cracks to front side. No other damages and no repairs.
MEASURES: about 7" x 4.5" x 2.5" (17.8 cm x 11.4 cm x 6.4 cm)
DATE: Qianlong Period, 1736-1796.