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Pair of Chinese Cloisonné Boxes in the Form of Mythical Tortoises

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Pair of Chinese Cloisonné Boxes in the Form of Mythical Tortoises, 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
4 7/8 in. x 6 7/16 in. x 3 7/8 in. (12.38 cm x 16.35 cm x 9.84 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.69 a, b


Marks
A: There is a label reading "30" on the belly. Two stickers on the bottom read: "14A," and "KR/WF2/9-66.
B: The number "30" is written in gold.
Stand "A" has a label which reads: "14-b."

Medium
Multicolored enamels on a cast copper base. Wooden stands.

Object Description
Mirror-image pair of Chinese cloisonée boxes in the form of mythical tortoises. The bodies of the tortoises are in various shades of green, and the bellies are white. The animals have four toes on each foot and tails which angle to the side. Accompanied by lacquered wooden stands.

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