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ID number:  BIRBI-41.6
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Chinese
Title / Object name:  Box of Double-Lozenge Shape
Object type:  Art object
Culture:  Chinese
Date made:  16th century
Materials:  Lacquer on wood
Measurements:  12.5 x 25.4 x 16.4 cm
Provenance:  Purchased in China by John Sparks Ltd, c.1939. Purchased from Messrs. John Sparks, London, August 1941, for £45

A Chinese red lacquer box of double diamond shape with design in gold of dragons. Made for use in the Imerpial Palace. Apparently the only lacquer with a mark attaching it to the workshop of the Emperor Lung Ch'ing (1567-72). The six character mark is on the base in gold.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Inscribed beneath with the mark of Lung Ch'ing.

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