Cantonese Export Lacquer Armorial Gaming Box

Cantonese Export Lacquer Armorial Gaming Box

Code: 10864

Dimensions:H: 9cm (3.5")W: 36cm (14.2")D: 29cm (11.4")

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A Cantonese export lacquer gaming box, circa 1820, the lid with an armorial depicting a demi-lion and the motto "SPES MEA IN DEO" (God is my hope), in typical gold and black palette.
Condition: No interior fittings, various damages and chipping (see photographs).