Large Circular Tray with Design of Two Birds
This black lacquer tray, rare because of its color, is decorated with two phoenixes (fenghuang) circling each other against a dense field of peonies; together these images form a rebus, meaning, “May there be wealth, rank, and good fortune” (fugui jixiang).
Wood, black lacquer
Gift of Mrs. Nathan L. Burnett
This item is not on view
Large Circular Tray with Design of Two Birds, 16th century. Wood, black lacquer, 2 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. (7 x 44.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Nathan L. Burnett, 1991.177. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.177_PS11.jpg)
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