Subject:Re: Small box
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, May 03, 2020
光緒 - Guangxu - Title of reign 1875-1908 of Aisin Gioro Zaitian, 9th emperor of the Qin Dynasty.
囗囗 - !st character is illegibly abrased, the 2nd seems to be a non standard form
足銀 - zuyin - Pure silver
Inscription on the lid,
God is travelling like the air
Qi* is travelling like a rainbow
The Wu Gorge* is a thousand xin* deep
The wind carries the clouds with
Qi ; Life giving princile
Wu Gorge; One of the Three Gorges on the Yangtze River
xin: A measure of 8ft
A citation from Sikong Tu 司空圖 837-908, late Tang dynasty poet's poem titled "Twenty-four poems"