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Inlaid mother-of-pearl square box with bats and peaches

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Marks

Four character seal of Lu Kuisheng 盧葵生制

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, Daoguang period, First half of 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

31.6 x 31.6 x 9.2 cm (12 7/16 x 12 7/16 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.10623a-b

Medium or Technique

Lacquer with inlaid mother-of-pearl decoration

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Lacquer works