hat box

Red lacquered leather hat box in concave shape, which is reflected inside for hat support, covered on the inside with lacquered fabric. Four metal hoops, one hinge and one opening metal clasp around the outside. Two holes underneath base for carrying. Pink paper with Chinese inscription inside lid.

Chinese inscription indicates the manufacturer's name, wen fu xiang, which translates as ten thousand blessings and good omens.

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