*China 1890-1900 Antique Victorian Era Cinnabar wood carved box with lid
A Cinnabar lacquer wood box
Very nice antique Chinese export box, with a lid, made in the 19th century during the Victorian era (1838-1901), circa 1890's. It is finely carved in cinnabar and shows on top the landscape of a garden with a wood house and two peoples. All this scene is framed, inside a border designed with geometric patterns and symbols.
Have a total weight of 370.5 Grams.
Measures of 140 by 95 by 38 mm (5.5 x 3.75 x 1.5 Inches).
Cinnabar in its original form, cinnabar is crystallized red mercuric sulphide (HgS), the main ore bearing mercury. Cinnabar has been used for thousands of years as a coloring agent because of its intense red-orange color. Carved lacquer, which is predominantly red, is often known as "cinnabar" lacquer, a reference to the use of this powdered mercury sulphide as the primary colorant.Lacquer is the resin (or sap) of a family of trees (rhus verniciflua) found throughout southern China. It is an amazing material that hardens when exposed to oxygen and becomes a natural plastic that is resistant to water and can withstand heat and certain acids People suffering from blood diseases should consider the regular use of Cinnabar Stone because of its ability to heal and purify the blood. Likewise, Cinnabar Stone can be your solution to diseases such as anemia and a low level of hemoglobin in the body.
Note: This is a stunning kind of pieces are becoming harder to find.
It is in great antique condition, with no missing parts or previous restorations
INVENTORY REF: D0000ANNG/.1111