• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 244

    A BLUE AND WHITE GILDED DOUBLE GOURD BOX AND COVER, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BLUE AND WHITE GILDED DOUBLE GOURD BOX AND COVER, 19TH CENTURY
    modelled as the rounded fruit with short wood stem, painted to the body with butterflies amongst fruiting melon vines, leaves and scrolling tendrils, all embellished with gilded pencil painting, the interior of the box with compartment sections -- 7 7/8in. (20cm.) wide.


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    Provenance

    From an English private collection acquired in China during the 1940's.