Lot 434

A CHINESE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID TEA CANISTER.

Qing Dynasty, second quarter of 18th Century.

Of octagonal section the top with a figurative scene, the sides inlaid with scrolling floral detail, the metal lock formed as a bat, 29cm H.

清十八世紀   嵌螺钿黑漆茶罐

For a similar example see Crossman: The China Trade: Paintings, furnishings and exotic curiosities, 1991, pl 157.

Estimate: £400-£600

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