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Lidded box

Lidded box

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lacquer, carved

  • Credit Line:

    J.O.P Bland Gift

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.19:1-1912

  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 49 []

Physical description

Carved lacquer box and cover, decorated with peach design

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1500-1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lacquer, carved

Dimensions

Height: 5.1 cm, Diameter: 11 cm

Descriptive line

Box and cover, carved lacquer, China, Ming dynasty, 1500-1600

Labels and date

Box with peach design
Ming dynasty
1500-1600

Peach blossoms appear in the second month of the Chinese year and are thus a symbol of spring. They are also believed to drive away malevolent spirits and are placed on house doors at the New Year.

Carved lacquer on wood

J.O.P. Bland Gift
Museum no. Circ.19-1912 [2009]

Materials

Lacquer

Techniques

Carved

Categories

Lacquerware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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