Lacquer box for roll-up or revolving flat fan

Chinese
Qing Dynasty
19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 22.5 x 37.5cm (8 7/8 x 14 3/4in.)

Accession Number

43.2106b

Medium or Technique

Lacquered wood; paint; silk satin

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black lacquer box (for 43. 2106a) with gold figures sitting in a lush garden on the outside. The interior is lined in blue silk satin. The inside cover shows a painted “Mandarin” style court scene with figures that have appliquéd ivory colored faces wearing purple, blue and green robes. The scene is flanked by red and pink flowers and a brown bird.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, November 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection