One gourd-shaped qihe (lacquer box). Exterior presents elaborate relief-carved botanical pattern in dark green lacquer. Interior exhibits gilt-lacquered segmented lobe pattern.
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.
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70.56x47.41 mm (l x w)
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Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD)
“Lacquer: container,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed May 31, 2023, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1156.