The largest box and lid from a set of five nesting boxes made of lacquered wood. The box has been turned to form a short cylinder and is lacquered green and red, with the inside completely green. The exterior surfaces have a floral design inscribed through the lacquer, which looks white. The box stands on three round feet.
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