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Circular pierced and carved translucent jade medallion w/ bird and acorn motif set into a brass surround w/ bamboo leaf incised decoration (symbol of longevity). The medallion surmounts a rectangular base w/ pierced cherry blossom motif. Ends are hinged at right angle to sheet of rolled brass forming book support.
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),
6.375 x 3.375 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman