Chinese tortoise-shell circular box and cover carved in relief with a scholar seated at a table with ladies and children in a landscape scene beneath pavilions amongst willow, plantain and prunus trees, all within a rope-twist and flowerhead border, the underside carved in the round with a saddled horse, a seated figure and a figure at a window, with attendants, rockwork and willow with clouds, with flowerhead and landscape border.

3 ¾ inches, 9.5 cm diameter.

19th century, c.1840.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • From the collection of James Basil Wilson and Julia Wilson and thence by descent.