Description Imaginary Chinese and Japanese motifs ("chinoiseries") figured prominently in rococo decoration for much of the 18th century, as contacts between Europe and the Far East gradually increased. In this box, "chinoiserie" motifs in shell have been inlaid into mother-of-pearl panels.
|7/22/1986||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|12/18/1986||Examination||examined for condition|
- Chinoiserie: The Chinese Influence. Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati. 1979.
- Objects of Vertu: Precious Works of the Eighteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
Provenance Paris, 1732-1738 [tax-paid stamp of the sous-fermier Hubert Louvet]; Sale, Christie's, London, February 22, 1912, no. 15; Harding [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914
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