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Presentation Box

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Presentation Box
Presentation Box
1736-95 (Ch'ing dynasty)
Tricolor lacquer
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus L. Searle

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Discussion Questions
  • According to Chinese legend, giant peaches grew in the Land of the Immortals. Peaches were, therefore, associated with good health, marriage, and long life.

  • During the Ch'ing (ching) dynasty, luxury objects were often decorated with SYMBOLS and stories referring to prosperity and good fortune.

  • The artist varied the colors and TEXTURES of the layers of LACQUER on this box to indicate depth
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