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Box of decanters

Box of decanters

  • Place of origin:

    Guangzhou (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood and glass

  • Museum number:

    FE.48 to F/2-1976

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This hinged box holds six English glass decanters. It is carved to resemble natural root wood, which was fashionable for small stands and table furniture in China in the 18th century. At this time its gnarled 'rustic' appearance would also have been fashionable in England.

Physical description

This hinged box containing six glass decanters is carved to resemble natural root wood, which was fashionable in 18th-century China for small stands and table furniture. The gnarled appearence would have fitted equally well into a contemporary English aesthetic of the 'rustic'. The box was used to hold six English glass decanters.

Place of Origin

Guangzhou (made)

Date

ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood and glass

Dimensions

Width: 30.3 cm box, Height: 16.5 cm box, Depth: 20 cm box

Descriptive line

Woo, China, carving, wood

Woo, China, carving, wood

Woo, China, carving, wood

Woo, China, carving, wood

Woo, China, carving, wood

Woo, China, carving, wood

Woo, China, carving, wood

Woo, China, carving, wood

Woo, China, carving, wood

Woo, China, carving, wood

Woo, China, carving, wood

Woo, China, carving, wood

Woo, China, carving, wood

Categories

Containers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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