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Inscription

the maple leaf with poem written on it is returned to the imperial drain 紅葉題詩返御溝

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

Chinese, Qing dynasty,

Object Place

China

Dimensions

H. 1.1 x Dia. 12.4 cm (7/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.10754

Medium or Technique

Black lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl and gold foil inlay

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Lacquer works