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Box and lid

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1660-1680 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1660-1680 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue


Height: 15.2 cm, Diameter: 20.3 cm

Descriptive line

Box and lid, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, China, Qing dynasty.

Production Note

from label


Porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed; Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Figures; Willow tree; Chrysanthemum; Prunus blossoms; Peony; Lotus


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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