New York, Park Avenue
22 March 1999
A BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
Xuande Six-Character Mark in Underglaze Blue within a Double Circle, Kangxi
The top painted in deep tones of inky underglaze blue with a lotus spray encircled by a band of petal tips and a frieze of lotus meander repeated on the sides of the box, raised on a ring foot
86in. (20.6cm.) diam.
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A smaller version of this box decorated with similar lotus meander, but bearing an apocryphal Jiajing mark, rather than a Xuande mark, is in the Baur Collection, Geneva, illustrated by J. Ayers in the Catalogue, 1972, vol. IV, no. A518.
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