Jiqing tang (Auspicious Celebration Hall) and the cyclical date: the first day of the second month of spring of the wu shen year of the Great Qing; Guangling (today's Yangzhou) and Seal of Zhao Erya
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Chinese, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, 17th–18th century
68.8 x 23.0 x 12.6 cm (27 1/16 x 9 1/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Dark brown lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl and gold and silver? foil on wood core