lid (containers)

Deep close-fitting lid to red lacquer circular areca nut container with deep close-fitting lid, simply decorated on the top with 5 concentric bands of decoration (possibly ears of rice) with a double incised linear band around the edge. The sides are simply decorated with plain gilt bands and very simple black linear bands on either side of a single band of undulating red line against a black ground.

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