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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 14

    A blue and white square 'dragon' box and cover


    Price Realised  


    A blue and white square 'dragon' box and cover
    Jiajing six character mark
    The top painted with two five-clawed dragons emerging from crested waves and centred by a long peach stem inscribed with a Shou character, the sloping shoulders and straight rim painted to the four sides with a dragon among flaming clouds above a floral scroll, repeated to the base, rim chips to inner rim
    25.4 cm. square, 14.4 cm. high

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    A very close example to this box and cover, but with a Wanli mark is in the Burrell Collection in Glasgow. See R, Marks, R. Scott, B. Gasson, J.K. Thomson & P Vainker, The Burrell Collection, Collins, London and Glasgow, revised reprint 1984, p. 53, pl. 19.

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    Purchased from auction Hugo Helbring, Frankfurt, 12 December 1934, cat. nr. 44, lot 378, pl. 18.