A RARE BLUE AND WHITE BOX AND COVER
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE BOX AND COVER
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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE BOX AND COVER

WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE BOX AND COVER
WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)
The domed cover is painted in brilliant shades of cobalt blue with a dignitary seated before a screen in a walled garden in discussion with two scholars and flanked by attendants, all within a raised medallion. The rounded sides are decorated with four shaped panels containing fruiting and flowering sprigs, birds and butterflies, beneath a triple-lozenge border on top and a key-fret border around the foot. Both the box and cover are bound with a metal rim.
10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) diam., Japanese box
Provenance
Private collection, Japan.
Christie's Hong Kong, 1 November 2004, lot 1100.

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Compare with two boxes of this pattern, one illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, pl. 731; the other in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 11, Tokyo, 1978, pl. 236.

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