Asian Art

Writing Box

17th century

Huang-hua-li wood with brass fittings

7 x 17 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (17.8 x 43.8 x 23.5 cm)
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in memory of his mother
1982.2.2
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Late Ming dynasty (1368–1644) or early Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Ex-George Kates Collection

Bibliography: 

Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982), 131–135, no. 59, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 302, ill.

David Ake Sensabaugh, The Scholar as Collector: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2004), 45, no. 63.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.