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Rare Chinese Carved Boxwood Box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1008540
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
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A rare and finely carved boxwood box. The lid carved with a poem, one long side has a scene with three goats in a garden, the other long side has a scene with two figures in a garden with pavillions, one short side has a garden scene with a flying bird, the other short side is plain. On the inside of the box there painted Chinese characters, which possibly represent the name of the owner. China, 18th or 19th century. Measurements: L. 11 cm, W. 5cm, H. 4 cm. Condition: excellent, with beautiful wear and patina.