39. Bronze Seal Box

China, 16/17th Century

Length: 5 inches (23 cm) Height: 1¼ inches (3.5 cm) 

A bronze cube seal. Box comprising of four interlocking square seals of twenty one sides; each with a shallow cast seal mark, some red paste remaining. Two outer seals translate as: a) A nightingale singing sweetly and melodiously in tune with musical notes. b) In the bright moonlight, the ideal life is to cultivate the land with a hoe, and admire the plum flower tree grow. 

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