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box (containers); lid; paper (sample (writing & printing)); spices

A cylindrical wooden lacquered box and lid, with a paper lining in the base. The contents of the box consists of a spice, possibly peppercorns, which are a deep brown colour. The container is lacquered both on the outer and the inner surfaces. The outside surface is red and has a floral decoration. Flowers and a bird are depicted in soft greens, pinks and gold. The inside of the container is lacqu…