A pen tray in black lacquer and mother of pearl inlay

黑漆嵌螺鈿筆盤

Qing dynasty, 17th century, China

清朝, 17世紀, 中國

Length: 38cm 15 inches

長: 38 釐米

Of rectangular form with everted rim all supported on a short foot, the interior decorated in mother of pearl inlays with various figures gathered under a weeping willow tree, an ogee boarder above and below followed by a diaper ground of diamonds centred by a flower heads. The rim decorated on the inside only with a repeated band of elongated figure of eights.

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