Lacquer: container

Description
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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Provenance details
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.
Measurements
Dimensions L x W: 70.56 x 47.41mm
Named collection
Other Id
C1960.68
55
Catalogue number
C1960.68

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