2. Qiangjin Lacquer Bowl Stand
Yuan period, circa 1320 CE
Width: 6.25 inches (15.8 cm)
Height: 1.7 inches (4.2 cm)
A rare and perhaps unique Yuan period qiangjin lacquer bowl stand. The two incised and gold-filled dragons with pointed noses and three long claws amid cloud designs are in characteristic Yuan period style. Found in Tibet, this bowl stand may have been used there to hold the wide Tibetan teabowls.
Detail: Side view, showing the profile
Detail: Dragon design, showing the pointed snout and three-clawed feet that are characteristic of the Yuan period