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Inscription

Jiqing tang (Auspicious Celebration Hall) and the cyclical date: the first day of the second month of spring of the wu shen year; Guangling (today's Yangzhou) and Seal of Zhao Erya

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, 17th–18th century

Dimensions

68.8 x 23.3 x 12.6 cm (27 1/16 x 9 3/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.10582a-b

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl and gold foil and silver on wood core

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Lacquer works