A tianqi lacquer coffer with phoenix patterns

Tianqi lacquer
China
Kangxi period ( 1662-1722 )
Qing
Height : 19 cm / Width : 42 cm / Depth : 26 cm
Private collection from the South West of France

The coffer with an ocher yellow lacquered ground, enterely engraved with phoenixes. The bords fliyng among the clouds, foliage and flowers. The decoration also with keyfrets and stylized kui dragons patterns. The patterns highlighted with red, black, brown and orange lacquer. The coffer with a circular big bronze clasp, engraved with phoenix in foliage. The sides with two small handles. The interior red lacquered.