Wood and mother of pearl box. Tonkin, Nam Dinh, Late 19th Century


Rectangular exotic wood with inlaid mother of pearl decoration. Lid ornated with stylized medallion with decoration of flowered scrollwork enlivened with calligraphy brushes and conceals an inscription on simulated scroll. Sides inlaid with birds perched on flowered branches.

Tonkin, Nam Dinh, Late 19th Century

Height: 10,5 cm (4 in.) - Width: 30,5 cm (12 in.) - Depth: 17,5 cm (6-3/4 in.)

Restorations and small losses

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2014030676