Plate with two flying birds

Chinese Collection

Accession Nr.: 50.547.1
Type: object for daily use; lacquers
Date of production:
Turn of the 14th–15th centuries
Ming dynasty
Place of production:
Materials: lacquer; wood
Techniques: carved
Dimensions: diameter: 25.7 cm
The object is thick and sturdy, and carved into the layers of red lacquer are images of phoenixes flying in circles, whose long tail feathers are intertwined with peonies.