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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Red-Lacquered Wood Cookie Box with Mother of Pearl Double Joy Character

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This octagonal red-lacquered wood candy box is embellished with a mother of pearl design double joy and longevity characters, and butterfly design. The red-lacquer is rarer and more expensive than normal lacquer and was used only in royal court in Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The inside of the box is divided into nine compartments to hold an assortment of candy or cookie.

The houseware coated with natural lacquer has long been used in East Asia for its glossy beauty as well as its practicality for being strong, watertight and antibacterial.

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