Black lacquer box with set of 12 ink cakes

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Black lacquer box with set of 12 ink cakes

Chinese lacquerware serves a variety of purposes. It may be used for storage or as a gift box. Some may not have had one special use.

This imperial lacquered box is designed particularly for storing a set of 12 ink cakes.

Surviving examples of Qing imperial wares confirm that scrolls of paintings and calligraphic works have also been stored individually in rectangular lacquered boxes.

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Online ID: 000-190-001-308-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1948.476
Date: 18th century
probably 18th century
Material: Blue lacquered wood
Dimensions: 418 mm L x 310 mm W x 48 mm deep
What: Box
Subject: Lacquer
Who: Patrick Dudgeon (Collection)
Where: China
Description: Box of blue lacquered wood: China, Ch'ing dynasty, probably 18th century
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