Box with a Dragon and Phoenix

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Box with a Dragon and Phoenix

lacquer work / Ming Dynasty / China

「大明萬暦壬辰年製」銘

Place of production:China

Ming dynasty, dated 1592

Carved red lacquer

高8.6 縦16.1 横25.8

1合

Inscriptions:「大明萬暦壬辰年製」銘

Five-clawed dragons symbolized the emperor. This dragon has only four claws, which suggests this work was meant for someone outside of the imperial court."

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