1736-95 (Ch'ing dynasty)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus L. Searle
- According to Chinese legend, giant peaches grew in the Land of the Immortals. Peaches were, therefore, associated with good health,
marriage, and long life.
- During the Ch'ing (ching) dynasty, luxury objects were often decorated with
and stories referring to prosperity and good fortune.
- The artist varied the colors and
of the layers of
on this box to indicate depth