Chinese for export
Late 19th to early 20th century
Object Place: China
Overall: 31.5cm (12 3/8in.) Other (open maximum): 53.5cm (21 1/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave with silk embroidery; lacquer; painted silk; brass
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Stiff white silk continuous pleated leaf with embroidered Peking ducks (symbolizing marital bliss) among lotus. Black lacquer sticks with gold coins and names of emperors. White silk double tassel suspended from brass ring. Guards have a gold painted bat holding a string of coins in his mouth.
Black lacquer box, gilt decoration, painted white silk with birds and flowers, with a blue silk lining. Chinese character inscription under cardboard form in box.
Oldham Collection; Gift from Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976