15 September 2016
A SMALL BLUE AND WHITE CUSHION-FORM BOX AND A COVER
JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)
Of square form with canted corners, the cover is painted in rich dark blue tones with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst ruyi-form clouds. The sides of the cover are decorated with alternating cranes and phoenixes amidst double peaches, above a key-fret border. The sides of the box are similarly decorated.
5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diam.
Marie-Louise Gárbaty Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1993.
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