Fine Pair of Quinlong Yu Wan period Mother of Pearl Boxes in the form of a male and female Quails they both bear inlaid mother of pearl seal marks to the base. The colours are more iridescent than the photos suggest. I imagine they were used for the storage of incense. They display very well and the carving is beautifully done.
The eyes are inlaid in dark horn. Condition is good with one lid having had some historic restoration which doesn't effect the overall effect and is mentioned for accuracy.
There is also a natural hairline to one base this is not structural. The item "Fine pair of Quinlong Mother of Pearl Quail Boxes (inlaid seal mark)" is in sale since Monday, November 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Woodenware". The seller is "mixedbag5515" and is located in SHOREHAM-BY-SEA. This item can be shipped worldwide.