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Tripod with Cover

Tripod with Cover

late 1700s

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Carved wood

Diameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); Overall: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Lyman H. Treadway 1921.1144


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Each leg of the tripod is decorated with a lion head.


In the Qing (1644–1911) dynasty, luxury items became more affordable to larger parts of the society, including women, merchants, and literati in non-official positions. Imperial patronage and a growing urban population encouraged consumption of luxury goods and local craftmanship. This wooden tripod illustrates superb carving skills and the creative mind of the skilled artisan who sought clients on a competitive market.

See also
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Carved wood

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