Asian Art - Antique & Decorative

Lot 226:

Two Chinese red gilt-lacquer boxes with dragon and...

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Start price: £30

Estimated price: £30 - £50

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Two Chinese red gilt-lacquer boxes with dragon and cloud decoration and metal fittings. Largest width 35.5 cm. Purchased in Hong Kong, circa 1980. Small box – one hinge has detached from the cover and cannot bend due to rust. General surface wear for age and a long crack to the wood running along the top of the cover.

Large box – General surface wear expected with age. A small piece of wood missing from the front-right corner of the cover with a crack running from the corner. Another small piece of wood missing from the back-right corner of the cover.