Chinese collection

Item LL 5921

Accession no: LL 5921
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Peacock feather tube with design of auspicious symbols
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 5.7 cm, DB. 1.5 cm

Description: Peacock feather tube, the symbol of official status in the Qing Dynasty, decorated in cloisonné enamel with gourds and bats in clouds, in a dark blue ground. This is a tube for keep in feathers in. It was normally made of jade or porcelain.