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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1865

    A RARE LATE MING UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'DOUBLE-DRAGON' CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE LATE MING UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'DOUBLE-DRAGON' CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)

    The domed cover painted with a pair of confronted five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' amidst flame and cloud-scrolls, the rounded sides of both box and cover with the Eight Buddhist Emblems embedded in a lotus scroll band, the rims with a narrow zig-zag band with trefoil scrolls
    7½ in. (19 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY