London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A BLUE AND WHITE GILDED DOUBLE GOURD BOX AND COVER, 19TH CENTURY
modelled as the rounded fruit with short wood stem, painted to the body with butterflies amongst fruiting melon vines, leaves and scrolling tendrils, all embellished with gilded pencil painting, the interior of the box with compartment sections -- 7 7/8in. (20cm.) wide.
From an English private collection acquired in China during the 1940's.
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