A pen tray in black lacquer and mother of pearl inlay
Qing dynasty, 17th century, China
清朝, 17世紀, 中國
Length: 38cm 15 inches
長: 38 釐米
Of rectangular form with everted rim all supported on a short foot, the interior decorated in mother of pearl inlays with various figures gathered under a weeping willow tree, an ogee boarder above and below followed by a diaper ground of diamonds centred by a flower heads. The rim decorated on the inside only with a repeated band of elongated figure of eights.