Skip to main content

Box and cover: O.2 & A-1933

An image of Box and cover

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Awaiting location update


Maker: Unknown




Circular red lacquer box and cover, black on the inside. Carved with 'moutan' (tree peony blossoms and foliage) and phoenix birds, in low relief in a sage green ground.

Legal notes

Given by A. E. Anderson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 18.7 cm
Height: 9.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933-03-11) by Anderson, A.E.


Ming Dynasty
1522 - 1566

Materials used in production

Ground colour

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: O.2 & A-1933
Primary reference Number: 140036
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Box and cover" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-07-16 05:27:32

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Box and cover |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-07-16 05:27:32|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Box and cover"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Box and cover</figcaption>

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...