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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1680-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bamboo veneer on a metal core, ivory applique

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bamboo vase, flat-sided on a rectangular base, metal core with bamboo veneer, carved on the flat sides with kui dragons and squared scrolling in pierced openwork, curved sides decorated with handles in the form of ivory applique lion masks, and the raised squared mouth bound with an ivory rim.

Place of Origin

China (made)


1680-1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Bamboo veneer on a metal core, ivory applique


Height: 10.5 cm, Width: 6.7 cm at base

Descriptive line

Vase, bamboo veneer on a metal core, China, Qing dynasty, 1680-1750

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Clunas, Craig. Chinese Carving. London: Sun Tree Publishing Ltd in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1996. p. 57, fig. 62.


Bamboo; Metal; Ivory


Veneered; Appliqued

Subjects depicted

Lion mask; Dragons


East Asia Collection

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