Box and Lid

1660-1680 (made)
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Box and lid, porcelain painted in underglaze blue with flowers and insects. On the lid are flowers represent the four seasons: the peony of Spring, the lotus of Summer, the chrysanthemum of Autumn, and the plum of Winter, surrounding a medallion which contains the figure of a scholar under a willow tree, with a sprite offering a bowl.


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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Box
  • Lid
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted in underglaze blue
Brief Description
Box and lid, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, China, Qing dynasty.
Physical Description
Box and lid, porcelain painted in underglaze blue with flowers and insects. On the lid are flowers represent the four seasons: the peony of Spring, the lotus of Summer, the chrysanthemum of Autumn, and the plum of Winter, surrounding a medallion which contains the figure of a scholar under a willow tree, with a sprite offering a bowl.
Dimensions
  • Height: 15.2cm
  • Diameter: 20.3cm
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Production
from label
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
107&A-1883

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record createdJanuary 22, 2009
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