Round Three-Tiered BoxArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Medium & Supportblack, red and gold lacquer on woodDimensions
10 11/16 in. x 12 5/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. ( 27.2 cm x 32 cm x 32 cm )Credit LineGift of Ellen and Richard LaingLabel copy
Copies and Invention in East Asia (August 17, 2019 - January 5, 2020)
During the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), traditional auspicious motifs like peonies and peacocks were combined with motifs such as factories, tall buildings, cars, and highways. These appeared on everyday household objects, such as these quilt covers. The motifs conveyed praise for the modernization achieved under the new political regime and signify that its good fortune was also the individual’s.
Recent Acquisitions Part II
March 31-August 5, 2012
Round three-tiered box
Black, red, and gold lacquer on wood
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing, 2006/2.37A–DPhysical Description
A round three-tiered wooden box with black, red, and gold lacquer. It has geometric and animal designs.Primary Object Classification Wood and Woodcarving Primary Object TypeboxCollection AreaAsianRights
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