Bone trinket box (Turtle Dome)

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A Chinese trinket box made from hand-carved cow bone. The design consists of a domed basket shape decorated with illustrated dragons (in Chinese tradition the dragon is a symbol of nobility, associated with the emperors).

Created for the British Museum by the Real Pearl Company, this unique item forms part of a collection of miniature Chinese trinket boxes in a range of designs. Each box is hand-carved from cow bone and painted by hand, completed with a brass snap closure.

Due to the nature of the craftsmanship, there may be slight variation in designs guaranteeing each is a one-of-a-kind piece.

  • Product Code: CMCN455480
  • Exhibition: Ming China
  • Material: Cow bone
  • Illustrations: Ming China
  • Details: Handmade by the Real Pearl Company
  • Weight: 0.09 Kg

A Chinese trinket box made from hand-carved cow bone. The design consists of a domed basket shape decorated with illustrated dragons (in Chinese tradition the dragon is a symbol of nobility, associated with the emperors).

Created for the British Museum by the Real Pearl Company, this unique item forms part of a collection of miniature Chinese trinket boxes in a range of designs. Each box is hand-carved from cow bone and painted by hand, completed with a brass snap closure.

Due to the nature of the craftsmanship, there may be slight variation in designs guaranteeing each is a one-of-a-kind piece.

  • Product Code: CMCN455480
  • Weight: 0.09 Kg