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Game box, mother-of-pearl counters and playing cards

Chinese for export
mid-19th century

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


12.7 x 30.48 x 37.47 cm (5 x 12 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lacquered wood, mother-of-pearl

Not On View


Asia, Europe



Octagonal box fitted with 3 rectangular boxes for card and 4 pentagonal boxes for mother-of-pearl counters, and space for 12 trays. Box and interior boxes decorated with oriental landscapes, buildings and figures. 6 shapes of counters engraved with scenes and J.A.L. Made to order for John Amory Lowell.

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph Lowell