3 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A LIME-GREEN-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-50)
Finely enamelled to the top with a double xi (happiness) character surrounded by four iron-red bats, the border with four stylised shou (longevity) characters alternating with four lotus blooms borne on leafy scrolls, the sides similary decorated with meandering lotus scrolls
4½ in. (12 cm.) diam.
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Oriental Exhibition, The Liverpool Arts Club, 1872, no. 5.
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