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Chinese
Qing dynasty
18th century


Dimensions

H. 28.7 x W. 15.5 x D. 7.1 cm (11 5/16 x 6 1/8 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.10638

Medium or Technique

Lacquer and mother-of-pearl

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Lacquer works

Inscription

Gu ren jia zai tao hua an
故人家在桃花岸

Markings

Chen Sheng Hai Yin. Le Yi Wang You
陳聖海印 樂以忘憂

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