Chinese Early 20th Century Three-Tiered Red Lacquer Lunch Basket with Gilt Décor
A Chinese three-tiered lunch basket from the early 20th century with red lacquer, gilded décor and black bamboo handle. Created in China during the early years of the 20th century, this three-tiered lunch basket features a red lacquered ground accented by a lovely gilded Chinoiserie décor. Topped with a large black lacquered tripartite bamboo handle with rattan links and metal detail, the basket is topped with a circular lid adorned with a grouping or women and children sitting or standing in front of a bench.
The body itself showcases children with ribbon-tied pigtails sitting down, carrying lamps or crossing a bridge among others, while the lower section is decorated with birds perched on branches or rocks. Each section is removable and presents a dark brown with purple undertone interior. With its small proportions, complimenting colors and skillfully painted décor, this early 20th century Chinese three-tiered basket will make for a lovely decorative addition to any home, placed in a kitchen or living room!