• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 349

    TWO CLOISONNE ENAMELLED BOXES AND COVERS, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO CLOISONNE ENAMELLED BOXES AND COVERS, 18TH CENTURY
    comprising a circular box with domed cover, the central roundel with Arabic inscription reading alhamdulillah (Praise to God), surrounded to the cover and body by stylised scrolling lotus on a turquoise ground; and a small square sectioned box decorated with a central lotus flowerhead with colourful scrolling and leafy foliage, gilded to the foot and rims -- the first, 3 7/8in. (9.8cm.) wide. (2)


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    Provenance

    The first with Spink and Son label to base.