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Presentation Boxes

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

1779

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Presentation Boxes, Artist Unknown (China)
Presentation Boxes: Gallery Label - Current
: Ch'ien Lung Gold Boxes in Gift
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Cast and chased gold with rubies, sapphires and jade
Size: 2 1/2 x 7 x 5 1/2 in. (6.35 x 17.78 x 13.97 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 18th century, Ch'ing dynasty
Physical Description: Gold presentation box; surface chased with swastika-fret design. Bears fan, emblem of Chung-Li Chuan, surrounded by delicately spun gold blossoms picked out with small cabochon rubies, saphires and green jade. One of a set of 8 presented to Emporor Ch'ien
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus L. Searle
Accession Number: 41.57.1a,b
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009