• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1327

    A RARE 'JEWEL'-EMBELLISHED GILT-BRONZE 'GUANGZHOU TRIBUTE' PEACH-FORM BOX AND COVER

    38TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE 'JEWEL'-EMBELLISHED GILT-BRONZE 'GUANGZHOU TRIBUTE' PEACH-FORM BOX AND COVER
    38TH/19TH CENTURY
    Formed as a large peach borne on a gnarled stem, the center of the hinged cover with a shou roundel inlaid in glass, encircled by glass 'jewels' and champlevé enamel appliques of bats and floral scroll, all reserved on a filigree ground, with similar floral scroll and filigree on the narrow sides, the interior and base of the box richly gilded
    5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired in London in the 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN