A gold box with chain with gold ornaments hammered, with a "refief" style. In the very middle of the front side can be found one moving dragon crossing a lotus, which silouette is powerful, elegant and energetic. The lotus surrounded near the dragon represents a auspicious scene. The four angles of the object are inlaid with ruby and sapphire stones. They are influenced buddhist taste, and are typically fashionable motifs in the middle Ming dynasty. Their is a perforation hole on the top of the object which can attached the chain for convenience. Each section of the object are well connected and flexible for move and it shows a very delicate technique.


  • Title: Gold box with lotus and dragon
  • Location Created: China
  • Provenance: Acquired by Shanghai Guanfu Museum
  • Type: Accessories
  • Rights: Shanghai Guanfu Museum, China

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