Stacking box, anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1815

Stacking box, anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1815

Ivory, h 52cm × d 28.5cm More details

In Asia, stacking boxes were used to transport food provisions. During the 19th century they became popular among European merchants in Canton – not because of their function, but rather because of the virtuoso carving in ivory. The walls of the box are decorated with Chinese figures in a landscape against an openwork background. The handles are dragon-shaped.

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