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A RARE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
A RARE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
A RARE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
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A RARE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

MING DYNASTY, FIRST HALF 15TH CENTURY

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A RARE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
MING DYNASTY, FIRST HALF 15TH CENTURY
The cover is decorated with a large lotus blossom surrounded by scrolling leaves. The sides are decorated with continuous lotus scroll, the flowers executed in white, red, yellow, and blue, all reserved on a turquoise ground. The interior and the base are gilded.
4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam.
Provenance
George Walter Vincent Smith (1832-1923), Springfield, Massachusetts, acquired prior to 1910.
Literature
B. Quette (ed.), Cloisonné Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, Bard Graduate Center, New York, 2011, p. 236, no. 25.

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Lot Essay

Compare the very similar cloisonné enamel box and cover dated to the Xuande period, but of slightly larger size (13.7 cm. diam.), from the Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein Collection, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 28 November 2012, lot 2130. The Shorenstein box had previously been featured by Spink & Son in The Minor Arts of China, IV, London, 1989, no. 83. See, also, the cloisonné enamel box of smaller size (8.4 cm. diam.) decorated with a similar lotus scroll on the sides, but with a different floral scroll pattern surrounding the lotus blossom in the center of the cover, formerly in the collection of Sir Harry Garner and now in the Pierre Uldry collection, illustrated by H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, 1989. pl. 12, where it is dated first half 15th century.

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