Tobacco Box

나전연당초문연초합, 螺鈿蓮唐草文煙草盒

Korean
Joseon dynasty
Late 19th to early 20th century


Object Place: Korea

Dimensions

21.0 x 19.5 x 15.0 cm (8 1/4 x 7 11/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.10593a-b

Medium or Technique

Lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay

On View

Arts of Korea Gallery (Gallery 179)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Lacquer works

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