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Covered box

Photo: Paul Macapia

Covered box


Porcelain wares imitating ancient bronze vessels were popular during the Qianlong period and often had gilded surface patterns. The interior of this box is gilded all over, creating the look of unoxidized bronze, which was golden in color.
Jingdezhen ware (porcelain with turquoise glaze imitating ancient bronze)
3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm), height
6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm), diameter
3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm), height
Purchased in memory of the E. K. Bishop and Lillian Bishop Family
Photo: Paul Macapia
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000 (2/17/2000 - 5/7/2000)
Published ReferencesEmerson Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe", Seattle Art Museum, 2000, pg. 245

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