Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • China
  • box, late 1700s–early 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • lacquer, wood, clay
  • Object Height/Width: 16.8 x 37.1 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 5/8 x 14 5/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1933.a,b

12-lobed, covered, red box with gold designs of butterflies, floral tendrils, hsi happiness characters, and Shou character signifying "long life". It has a black interior. Also known as a wedding box.