Box with a Pine, Bamboo, and Plum Tree Lacquer coating inlaid with lacquer

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Box with a Pine, Bamboo, and Plum Tree Lacquer coating inlaid with lacquer

lacquer work / Ming Dynasty / China

「大明宣徳年製」銘

Place of production:China

Ming dynasty, Xuande era (1426–35)

Lacquer coating inlaid with lacquer

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Inscriptions:「大明宣徳年製」銘

The lid shows three kinds of trees. The pine and bamboo keep their leaves in the winter, while the plum blooms in the cold of early spring. These trees were symbols of resilience."

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