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Round Three-Tiered Box

Chinese

Artwork Details

Round Three-Tiered Box
Chinese
black, red and gold lacquer on wood
10 11/16 in. x 12 5/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. ( 27.2 cm x 32 cm x 32 cm )
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
2006/2.37A-D

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Description

Copies and Invention in East Asia (August 17, 2019 - January 5, 2020)
During the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), traditional auspicious motifs like peonies and peacocks were combined with motifs such as factories, tall buildings, cars, and highways. These appeared on everyday household objects, such as these quilt covers. The motifs conveyed praise for the modernization achieved under the new political regime and signify that its good fortune was also the individual’s.

Recent Acquisitions Part II
March 31-August 5, 2012
Round three-tiered box
China
20th century
Black, red, and gold lacquer on wood
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing, 2006/2.37A–D

Physical Description:

A round three-tiered wooden box with black, red, and gold lacquer. It has geometric and animal designs.

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