12 July 2005
A PAIR OF RARE CHINESE IMARI STEMMED SPICE BOXES AND COVERS
FIRST QUARTER OF 18TH CENTURY
Each of elongated quatrefoil form, standing on a bulbous quatrefoil stem above a flaring foot, the boxes with straight sides and flat covers opening to reveal two compartments with quatrefoil apertures, decorated overall with chrysanthemum and peony borne on leafy stems
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) wide (2)
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A very similar pair was sold in these Rooms, 30 and 31 March 1983, lot 699.
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