The cover is decorated with a shaped panel enclosing floral scrolls, all reserved on ground of dense 'golden horn' scrolls. The underside of the cover is decorated with the Three Friends of Winter (pine, prunus, and bamboo). The box base is decorated with four cartouches enclosing scrolling flowers, all reserved on a honeycomb ground, the side with a Xuande mark. The interior is modelled with a separate porcelain inkwell and apertures for other writing implements.
32.5 by 8 by 8 cm.