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Box with Camellias

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
16th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Carved red and green lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.666
Not on view
Although the flowers in Chinese lacquer are often stylized and therefore difficult to identify precisely, it seems likely that the large blossom on the top of this box is a type of camellia, which is understood as a symbol for winter and endurance.
Signature: Zhuosei (Zhang Cheng, a 14th century artist)
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