• Lot 125

    RARE BOITE CARREE COUVERTE EN PORCELAINE WUCAI

    CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, MARQUE A SIX CARACTERES ET EPOQUE WANLI (1573-1619)

    Price Realised  

    RARE BOITE CARREE COUVERTE EN PORCELAINE WUCAI
    CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, MARQUE A SIX CARACTERES ET EPOQUE WANLI (1573-1619)
    Les quatre panneaux de la boîte ainsi que le couvercle ornés d'un grand dragon bleu ou rouge au corps noueux, enroulé autour de la perle sacrée, volant au-dessus de flots tumultueux, parmi les nuages, la gueule ouverte et féroce, les griffes déployées, la prise en forme de petit chien, la base portant la marque à six caractères de l'Empereur Wanli dans un double cercle en bleu sous couverte ; la prise restaurée, deux fêles
    Largeur: 14,2 cm. (5 5/8 in.)


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    Boxes of this pattern and shape are rare.

    Compare to a square box decorated with boys at play from the Manno Art Museum, sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 28 October 2002, lot 553. See a square box decorated with pairs of dragons, also sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 30 May 2005, lot 1458.
    Another square box depicting a scholar and young attendants in the Tokyo National Museum, is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, Kodansha Series, 1982, vol. 1, no. 126.

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    Provenance

    From a French private collection.


    Post Lot Text

    A RARE WUCAI SQUARE BOX AND COVER
    CHINA, MING DYNASTY, WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)