Painted Bamboo Container
This round container is from Zhejiang province near Shanghai and was used for holding food, with a handle for easy transportation. It is made from bamboo, with some lovely paintings in dark gold of fruit. The top lid includes a detailed painting of a man carrying what looks like an enormous apple or similar fruit over his shoulder. The box splits into three sections, providing three distinct compartments that would each have been used for a different type of food.