Lantern

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Period:
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Date:
c. 1730-1750

Medium:
Porcelain with overglaze enamel (fencai) decoration

Dimensions:
12 7/8 x 8 3/8 inches (32.7 x 21.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 236, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:
1955-50-106

Credit Line:
The Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift, 1955

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Label:
This 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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