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Lacquer inlaid covered box, Korea, 18/19th century

Lacquer inlaid covered box, Korea, 18/19th century

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 899617

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Circular black lacquer box with slightly domed lid. The cover inlaid in mother-of-pearl pieces with a design of two human beings standing together. The black lacquer is crackled showing s reddish brown color in the crackle and along the rims. Korea, Yi dynasty, 18/19th century.
Comes with Japanese fitted box with insect damage and with silk pouch.
Height: ca. 1 3/16 inch (3.4 cm); diameter: 3 5/8 inches (9.3 cm).
Cover broken in two and well restored.