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11/12 17:23 EST

A Chinese Red Lacquer (Tsuishu) Scholars Writing Box
November 2014 Auction by Far East Asian Art

This is a handsome Chinese writing box dating from the early to mid 20th century. It measures 7.8" by 9.6" and is 2.3" deep. The entire outside of the box is covered in very thick and deeply embossed Tsuishu lacquer. It has a pattern of a crane standing on a rock that is surrounded by stylized waves - above the crane are branches of bamboo and pine. The interior of the box contains two fitted long black lacquer pieces that would have been used to hold the paper down...
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