Auspicious symbol to the top of the lid. An exceptionally fine diamond pattern surrounds the central symbol, while four bats adorn the corners of the design.
Perfectly composed floral designs with elegant flowing lines adorn each side of the rectangular shaped box and lid. The interior of the box is lined with turquoise blue satin material, which perfectly compliments the rich red cinnabar.In Chinese culture the bat (fu) is a symbol of happiness and joy. The Chinese for bat (fu) sounds identical to the word for good fortune (fu) making bats a popular Chinese rebuses.
Five bats together represent the'Five Blessings' (wufu): long life, wealth, health, love of virtue and a peaceful death. This exceptional example is presented in excellent antique condition with no breaks or repairs. There is the tiniest flake of a loss the the red cinnabar upon the underside corner of the lid, noticeable only on extremely close examination and not at all noticeable when the lid is in place. This stunning example is exceptionally hard to fault in any way. This impressive piece stands approx 80mms tall, measures 135mms in length and 95mms in width.
This superb piece would make an outstanding addition to any Chinese Cinnabar collection and a magnificent feature in any Oriental inspired home. A fabulous symbol of good luck for any home. A perfect gift idea for the discerning admirer of fine quality antique objects of sheer beauty. International buyers are most welcome. Sorry, no personal cheques accepted.
All items are professionally packaged using quality materials. We individually hand select quality vintage, antique, well designed and hand crafted pre-loved items, and proudly offer our finds for sale. We aim to describe and visually represent our items as accurately as possible. Get images that make Supersized seem small.Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "FINE ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED RED CINNABAR LACQUER ON WOOD BOX FIVE BATS BLESSINGS" is in sale since Monday, November 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Boxes". The seller is "threetreefrogs" and is located in melbourne. This item can be shipped worldwide.