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Box - The Pumpkin Box

The Pumpkin Box

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Taiwan (made)

  • Date:

    1997 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Yang, Loretta H. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, cast using the lost wax method

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Loretta H. Yang

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

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.

Place of Origin

Taiwan (made)


1997 (made)


Yang, Loretta H. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Glass, cast using the lost wax method


Height: 19.5 cm, Diameter: 20.5 cm

Descriptive line

Glass box, 'The Pumpkin Box', Loretta H. Yang, China (Shanghai), 1997

Labels and date

1997, Loretta H. Yang (born 1952)
Glass cast by the lost wax method
Given by the artist
Museum no. FE.14-1998 [28/03/2012]



Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers




East Asia Collection

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