This Chinese wooden box owes its curved shape to the porcelain insert inlaid in the lid. The porcelain insert is a fragment from an old Chinese porcelain baluster vase. The porcelain insert has a profusion of multi-colored flowers with the double happiness Chinese character interspersed among the flowers. The flowers include peonies, lotus, prunus, and chrysanthemums. The border around the porcelain insert is incised with a repeating geometric design. The interior of the box is lined with red velvet. The bottom of the box has beveled edges and the center portion is indented.
This box is 9.25"L x 5.25" W x 3.5"H at the peak. Weight = 1.91 lb.
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