Carved chieh-nan-wood kuang vessel with dragon-and-phoenix motif

Ch'ing dynasty, Ch'ien4ung period (A.D. 1736 1795)
Height: 23.2 cm Width: 16.8 cm

An imitation of ancient bronze kuang vessel with a small flat base. The piece is decorated with a spiral-patterned dragon intertwined with a phoenix in relief carving. A four-character Ch'ien-lung reign-mark is carved at the mouth rim. Chieh-nan is a type of precious, flagrant wood.

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