Lacquer: container

One gourd-shaped qihe (lacquer box). Exterior presents elaborate relief-carved botanical pattern in dark green lacquer. Interior exhibits gilt-lacquered segmented lobe pattern.
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Possibly carried to New Zealand from China by Prof. W.T.G. Airey (1897-1968). Airey first met Alley in Shanghai in 1931, and later published a biography on Alley.
Dimensions L x W: 70.56 x 47.41mm
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