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Yi Lacquer Tobacco Box

Yi Lacquer Tobacco Box


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1404308

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Rare early 20th century Yi minority lacquered box constructed from leather. I purchased this piece in a Bai minority, weekly market in Yunnan near Dali around 2002. I assume this is now an extinct craft no longer being done because of the availability of cheap plastic items as well as the migration of artisans to better paying jobs in the city. Very minor lacquer losses on the edge. Excellent condition. H: 5cm/2in