A Carved Jade "Dragon" Seal Box and Cover


Ming Dynasty
Diameter: 9cm

Jade stone of a white and faintly green hue with splashes of ochre, knobbed cover with key and fret motif fits closely with base, of square form, kui dragon wending at center, lingzhi mushroom at lip, outer wall finely carved with pastoral scene of deer and pines, lingzhi and orchids, magpies and peonies, etc., base with unmarked square frame.