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Red Lacquer Sweets Box with Floral Roundel Shell Inlays

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Period: Mid-Qing dynasty (Qing dynasty, 1644–1911)
Dimensions: Height: 10.8 cm; diameter; 34.5 cm

Made to temporarily store various types of sweets, this round box is ornate with thick pieces of shell inlaid on a red lacquered ground. The floral-roundel inlays are spread across the lid and include six-petal, seven-petal, and eight-petal flowers in chrysanthemum, sunflower, ruyi scepter, and diamond shapes. The center of the lid features a stylized 'longevity' character (shou) in gold. Inside is a round, red tray with nine surrounding plates. The inside of each plate is embellished with bat designs in gold paint or gold leaf while the center tray is decorated with a golden longevity symbol. The box has a unique, festive charm with its bright colors and unique design.

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