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清中期 剔彩荔枝紋漆盒
Box with lychees

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Carved red, green, and yellow lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 5 in. (12.7 cm); L. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.220.145a, b
Not on view
Asymmetrical, fruit-shaped boxes such as this one were made as part of sets of vessels used to hold confections and stored together in a larger box. The depth of the carving of the lychees on the cover and the lattice patterns on the sides are both typical of eighteenth-century carved lacquer.
[ John C. Ferguson , 1913; sold to MMA]
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