Rectangular box with a dragon, clouds and a flaming pearl; contents: ten inksticks

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1878 or later
  • Geography

  • Material

    Black lacquer on wood core with gold and red pigment; Inksticks: soot and animal glue
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3 x 12.2 x 21.2 cm (1 3/16 x 4 13/16 x 8 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Hu Kaiwen Ink Shop (established 1765)
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Anonymous donor
  • Type

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