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The Pumpkin Box

Box
1997 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This jar would have been an object decorating a couple’s home. The form and motifs are full of auspicious symbols. The jar is in the shape of a fruit. The pink knob represents two little stems of the same root. And all around the box are images of lotus leaves, flowers and seeds.


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Box
  • Lid
Additional Title並蒂圓滿 (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Glass, cast using the lost wax method
Brief Description
Glass box, 'The Pumpkin Box', Loretta H. Yang, China (Shanghai), 1997
Physical Description
Circular box in the shape of a pumpkin. Of a light green colour the box has an all-round pattern of lotus flowers and leaves. The lid is of a darker green, formed to simulate a lotus leaf. The knob of the lid is reddish pink.
Dimensions
  • Height: 19.5cm
  • Diameter: 20.5cm
Gallery Label
‘PUMPKIN BOX’ 1997, Loretta H. Yang (born 1952) Glass cast by the lost wax method Taiwan Given by the artist Museum no. FE.14-1998(28/03/2012)
Credit line
Given by Loretta H. Yang
Subject depicted
Summary
This jar would have been an object decorating a couple’s home. The form and motifs are full of auspicious symbols. The jar is in the shape of a fruit. The pink knob represents two little stems of the same root. And all around the box are images of lotus leaves, flowers and seeds.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.14-1998

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record createdDecember 24, 1999
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