Circular dish

Chinese
Qing dynasty


Object Place: China

Dimensions

H. 1.1 x Dia. 12.4 cm (7/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.10749

Medium or Technique

Black lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl and gold foil inlay

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Lacquer works

Inscription

"look at the mortal life with indifference" Wang Wei of the Tang
"白眼看他世上人" 唐 王维 “与卢员外象过崔处士兴宗林亭”

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection