The rectangular box in huanghuali wood, the cover inlaid with mother-of-pearl and hardstones. On the centre, a phoenix perched on rocks. On the left side, a rose bush with flowering branchs hanging down toward the bird while there is a blooming peony on the right side. In addition, there are stylized clouds on the upper right corner.
The combination of phoenix (feng 鳳) and peonies (mudan 牡丹) is a very auspicious iconography, because the phoenix is regarded as the king of birds and the peony as queen of flowers. They are associated to wealth, success and good fortune.