1 November 2004
A FINE BLUE AND WHITE SEAL-PASTE BOX AND COVER
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
Of circular form, the slightly domed cover painted with a scaly three-claw dragon and a long-tailed phoenix confronted on a flaming pearl amidst flames and cloud scrolls, the curved sides of the box with turbulent waves breaking against four rocky outcrops at the cardinal points
2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) diam., box
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Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16 November 1988, lot 185.
A very similar box and cover was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20 May 1980, lot 167.
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