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Octagonal Box

ca. 1571

Carved red lacquer with gold and silver pigment

10 x 11 in. (25.4 x 27.9 cm)
Anonymous Gift
1947.174a-b
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Chang (Zhang) family of Chiang Hsia (Jiangxia), Hupeh (Hubei) province; Miss Susan Dwight Bliss bought it at an auction from William Oastler Collection on April 10, 1900 at American Art Galleries, NY

Bibliography: 

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 286, ill.

David Ake Sensabaugh, The Scholar as Collector: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2004), 22–23, 44, no. 37, fig. 15.

Sadako Ohki and Takeshi Watanabe, Tea Culture of Japan (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009), 87, no. 21, ill.

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.