Large quantities of crafts were produced during the Ming and the Qing dynasties, amongst which the Beijing inlaid technique gained the biggest fame. The gilt and red carved mosaic silver-ingot-shaped box set is in a unique form of royal court style. The coloured ground of the box’s surface is decorated with inlays in jade, stones, animal bones, and mother of pearl in exquisite patterns of eight auspicious symbols, conforming to the quaint and majestic royal art style. A replica of imperial art representing the craft of gilt mosaic, this box was presented in the Summer Palace to Professor Peng Liyuan and the first ladies of different nations at APEC forum.
K11 Craft & Guild Foundation
30cm x 25cm x 46cm