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Box
Ming dynasty, Longqing period 1567-1572

Medium
porcelain
Measurements
(a-b) 8.1 × 13.8 × 22.4 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, south-east China, China
Inscription
(a) painted in blue on base c.: 大明 隆慶年造
Accession Number
1229.a-b-D3
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of John H. Connell, 1914
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Double axe head form, stepped lid slightly domed; box and cover with band of five clawed dragons with flaming pearls and scroll clouds and rim band of zig-zag and floral motif. Lid top with two five clawed dragons, flaming pearl and scroll clouds. The covered box is in the shape of a gold nugget, auspicious symbol of wealth.