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Covered Box

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Description This white porcelain box is painted inside and out with underglaze cobalt blue designs. The interior of both the bottom and lid depict a peach tree, symbol of longevity, and peonies, symbolic of love, affection, and feminine beauty. The branches of the peach tree extend to cover the inner sides of the box. The exterior is covered in floral patterns of leaves and blossoms. Diamond diaper patterns frame panels of floral scrolls on the sides. Stylized clouds scrolls appear on the stepped base for the bottom portion of the box.
Date Description Narrative
  • Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980-1981.
Provenance Yanamaka Sale, American Art Galleries, 1912, no. 11; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Reign Mark] In underglaze blue: da ming wan li nian zhi
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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porcelain with underglaze blue
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H: 4 3/8 x Diam: 8 3/4 in. (11.1 x 22.2 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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