A RARE FAMILLE ROSE LOBED BOX AND COVER
PROPERTY FROM A NORTH AMERICAN COLLECTION
A RARE FAMILLE ROSE LOBED BOX AND COVER

QIANLONG IRON-RED FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK WITHIN A SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

Details
A RARE FAMILLE ROSE LOBED BOX AND COVER
QIANLONG IRON-RED FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK WITHIN A SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The lobed cover is delicately enamelled with a conforming panel of leafy flowers within interlocking ruyi borders, enclosing a central large blossom, all reserved on a yellow ground. The sides of the cover and box are decorated with gilt flower heads against a pale blue ground. The interiors and base are enamelled in turquoise.
2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) across, Japanese wood box
Provenance
Yamanaka & Company Inc., New York, 1930s, by repute

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Lot Essay

Famille rose seal paste boxes were popular objects on the scholar's desk during the Qing dynasty, although the combination of the lobed form and the designs on the present lot appear to be unique. See related seal boxes made of different materials illustrated in Zhongguo wenfang sibao quanji, vol. 4, Wenfang qinggong, Zhongguo meishu fenlei quanji, Beijing, 2008, pp. 186-189, pls. 235-240.
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