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Chinese
Qing dynasty
18th century


Object Place: China

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

11.10639

Medium or Technique

Lacquer and mother-of-pearl

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Lacquer works

Inscription

Zhi dao men qian xi shui liu
直到门前溪水流

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