2 small 17th-18th century Chinese wine cups in Laque Burgaute technique -- shell inlay in a lacquer body. The design of these 2 wine cups is 4-sided and trapezoidal from the side, having a square foot and a square shaped opening at the top. On each of the 4 side panels there are scenes such as people in a garden, scholars in a garden, a pavilion in a rustic setting, and simply a rocky garden area. Lovely craftsmanship. The interior and foot are covered in a thin metal of a silver color. The exact alloy is unknown.Formerly part of the Paul Spheeris collection.
Age: Ming - Qing 17th-18th Century
Size: 1-1/2" x 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"
Media: Lacquer / Mother-of-Pearl / Metal