East Asian Art
LanternMade in China, Asia
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), c. 1730-50
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
Porcelain with overglaze enamel (fencai) decoration
1955-50-105The Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift, 1955
LabelThis delicate lantern, pierced with lattice-patterned designs to emit candlelight, would have been placed on a tall wooden stand. Its borders and central medallions are decorated with plum blossoms, bamboo, lotus, rose, and other auspicious plants and flowers that convey wishes of peace, unity, and longevity.
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