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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 716

    A BLUE AND WHITE CUSHION-SHAPED BOX AND COVER

    JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)

    Price Realised  

    A BLUE AND WHITE CUSHION-SHAPED BOX AND COVER
    JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)
    The cover with a raised quatrefoil panel painted with a central roundel of a dragon amidst scrolling clouds surrounded by sprays of lingzhi, above alternating scenes of phoenixes and cranes in flight amidst further clouds and babao at the indented corners, the rim with a border of key fret repeated on the box, decorated in similar fashion with phoenixes and cranes above a double-line border encircling the foot of conforming shape
    5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) square


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    Provenance

    Christie's, Hong Kong, 27 April 1998, lot 710.