21 September 2004
Property from a California Private Collection
A BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
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, the base with apocryphal Xuande mark
8 1/16 in. (20.6 cm.) diam.
Christie's, New York, 22 March 1999, lot 289.
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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 illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, Chinese Ceramics, vol. IV, Geneva, 1972, no. A518.
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