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A FINE TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
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A FINE TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908)

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A FINE TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908)
The circular box is elegantly painted in soft pastel tones of pink, blue, green and yellow depicting a bird and butterfly among flowering branches bearing begonlia, dianthus and plum blossoms above two iron-red lines against a turquoise-ground. The rounded cover is similarly decorated with blooming flowers and bird. The base is inscribed with a four-character mark in iron-red reading Yongqing Changchun, 'Eternal joy and everlasting spring'.
9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box

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The current example belongs to an exquisite group of turquoise-ground wares produced for the imperial court during the late Qing period, which are often inscribed with a Yongqing Changchun or Dayazhai mark, or both. See Guanyang yuci: gugong bowu yuan cang qingdai zhici guanyang yu yuyao ciqi, Beijing, 2007, p. 160-167 for examples of this group.

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