Dried fruit gift basket. Late Quig dynasty (1700-1911).
This wonderfully designed handcrafted basket was used to deliver special dried fruits (a great delicacy) on important occasions.
Jeff was told that there are at least 6 layers of lacquer in the Fir and Bamboo. This basket would be from the 1870s.
Jeff acquired this and many more pieces on his two trips to China in the 1980s and the 1990s. The silver sticker is by the Chinese government authenticating the antiquity of this piece
Condition: Great condition with no breaks and little damage to the paint
Material: Fir & Bamboo
Measurements: 8.5 - 9in
Original Price in our Gallery: $899