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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 353

    AN UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL LOBED BOX AND COVER

    QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER INSCRIBED MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    AN UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL LOBED BOX AND COVER
    QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER INSCRIBED MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The box and cover divided into ten vertical lobes as well as horizontally lobed, each rounded section formed by the lobes filled with a small flower spray, those on the cover diminishing in size as they approach the gilt-copper petals surrounding the stem of the globular knop
    3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) across


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    Compare the box and cover of similar form in doucai-decorated porcelain, with Qianlong mark, included in the Special Exhibition of K'ang-hsi, Yung-chêng and Ch'ien-lung Porcelain from the Ch'ing Dynasty, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1986, p. 49, pl. 7 (right).

    Provenance

    Stephen Junkunc, III.