17 - 18 September 2015
A PAIR OF UNUSUAL FAMILLE ROSE CIRCULAR BOXES AND COVERS
HONGXIAN PERIOD (1915-1916)
The boxes are decorated in mirror image with a parrot perched on a bamboo stalk growing beside a chrysanthemum stem bearing yellow, pink and blue blossoms. The sides of the cover and box are covered in a peach-colored glaze decorated with gilt foliate medallions, and with gilt key-fret bands at the rims. The bases are inscribed with four-character fushou ruyi marks in iron-red within a double square.
9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diam.
Private collection of a Philadelphia Family; Christie's New York, 1-2 December 1994, lot 458.
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The four-character mark, fushou ruyi, expresses the wish for good fortune and long life.
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